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A large amount of oil spilled into the Black Sea

December 29 2006

From the pipeline Batumi Oil Terminal has leaked a large quantity of oil in the Black Sea.

"Leaking fuel began late on Dec. 28 and lasted throughout the night," - said the head Ajara Inspection Office of Environment Vano Cheishvili.

Cheishvili said that "while difficult to talk about the amount of damage, but at this stage, our services have already taken all the samples of soil, sea and river water, and after completion of laboratory tests will be to calculate the damage."

According to Cheishvili, all research data will be transferred to appropriate authorities for investigation. "All the responsibility will rest with the Batumi oil terminal," - he added.

Environmental Services of the terminal, according to the inspector, cleaning up the leak. In addition, the fence has been installed, which prevents the spread of oil. On the volume of spilled oil are not reported. This is the third case in the past 2 years. Penalty for previous leaks have not yet recovered. Reportedly NEWS

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