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International Update Volume 50, Issue 18

RUSSIA INVESTIGATES CAUSES OF MAJOR OIL SPILL IN ARCTIC CIRCLE

Russia

On June 11, the Russian government charged the mayor of Norilsk, a remote Arctic city, with criminal negligence over a bungled response to a major oil spill (Reuters). On May 29, a fuel tank at a power station in Norilsk lost pressure and collapsed, leaking more than 20,000 tons of diesel into rivers and subsoil.