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Oil spill in Timor Sea is causing 'massive marine disaster'
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 23 October 2009 12:48

From Times Online:

A marine disaster is unfolding in the Timor Sea, where millions of litres of oil are pouring into the ocean from an oil well that ruptured more than two months ago, environmental experts have warned.

 

 

The first scientists to survey the effects of the ruptured West Atlas oil rig 125 miles (200km) off the West Australia coast have described it as a "massive environmental disaster” and compared its long term effects to those of the Exxon Valdez disaster, the devastating oil spill off the Alaskan coast in 1989.

The Montara rig, operated by PTTEP Australasia, has been leaking oil for nine weeks, since it ruptured on August 21.

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