22 Dec '11, 1pm

Russia Spills 5 Million Tons of Oil Every Year in the Arctic‎:

Russia Spills 5 Million Tons of Oil Every Year in the Arctic‎:

Komi is one of Russia’s largest and oldest oil provinces and in the town of Usinsk, 1500 kilometers (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, a spill occurred as recently as Saturday last week. Rusty pipes and old wells do not do enough to ensure that oil is properly extracted, and as it slowly seeps through it contaminates soil and makes it uninhabitable for birds, animals and plants. Rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean are contaminated with half a million tons of oil every year, thereby upsetting one of the most delicate ecosystems in the world. As the oil continues to flow in drops and little gushes, it is difficult to accurately estimate the amount of oil that is actually wasted. However, both WWF and Greenpeace estimate that it is around 5 million tons. AP reports that,

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