The Other Oil Spill: Burst Pipeline In China Causes Environmental Catastrophe

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July 22, 2010 3:56 p.m.

1||July 22, 2010: Clean up continues in the port of Dalian after an oil pipeline in China’s Yellow Sea exploded on July 16. The pipeline, owned by China National Petroleum Corp., is estimated to have leaked 1,500 tons of oil, or 400,000 gallons.

The spill is China’s largest reported oil spill — but also relatively small compared to the Gulf Coast spill’s 94 million to 184 million gallons. ||Newscom/WENN&&

2||A worker is pulled out of the water after becoming trapped in the oil slick while attempting to fix an underwater pump during the clean up. ||Newscom/AFP&&

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4||Oil washes up on Nantou beach. ||Newscom/Zuma&&

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