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Bathyscaphes not found the source of oil in the bottom of Lake Baikal

August 6 2008

Deep-sea manned vehicles "Mir-1 and Mir-2" during yesterday's dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal could not find a place from which the lake gets the oil. Director of the Limnological Institute of Siberian Branch of RAS, Academician Mikhail Grachev, whose staff are involved in the expedition, told reporters that detect oil shows are not so simple: a place where seeping oil, at a depth of about 800 m near Barguzinsky Bay - the largest bay of Lake Baikal.

The scientist also said that deep-diving vehicles found at the bottom of the old crater, which had oozed out of oil. According to Grachev, the expedition members will try to locate the source of ingress of oil at the bottom of the lake during the subsequent dive in the coming days, according to RIA Novosti.

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