Another Oil Spill

Bangladesh oil clean-up begins amid fears of ecological 'catastrophe' | Al Jazeera America

Bangladesh oil clean-up begins amid fears of ecological ‘catastrophe’ | Al Jazeera America.

Bangladeshi fishermen, using sponges and sacks, have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins, after environmentalists warned of an ecological “catastrophe”.

The area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, home to many endangered species including river dolphins.

Rubayat Mansur, Bangladesh head of the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, said most of the oil appeared to have already leaked out.

“I visited the sunken trawler this morning. Only few hundred liters of oil remain inside, so almost all the oil has spilled into the Sundarbans,” he said.

 

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