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oil spill:

see water pollutionwater pollution,
contamination of water resources by harmful wastes; see also sewerage, water supply, pollution, and environmentalism. Industrial Pollution
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The procedure in such situations is to firstly alert all concerned bodies on the oil slick," she told the GDN yesterday.
Meanwhile, Abdullah Al Hantoobi, Deputy Director of the Fujairah Municipality, said the oil slick hit sea water and beaches of both Gadfa and Mirbiah and reached as far as the Fujairah Seaport, adversely affecting the fish production.
The oil slick reached Cairo's Giza governorate on Saturday, the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) reported.
Engineer Hassan Salam Al Yamahi, Director of Fujairah Municipality, told Gulf News yesterday that despite local media reports about an oil slick, no evidence could be found by municipal staff.
Roughly 30,000 tons of oil leaked into the Mediterranean Sea when Israel, on July 14, 2006, bombed storage tanks of Jiyyeh's thermal power station, resulting in a 10-kilometer-wide oil slick which covered 170 kilometers of the Lebanese coastline.
Oil slick has reached areas south of Mumbai about 100 km from the site of the collision up to Raigarh
One vessel, which was carrying a cargo of diesel and lubricant oil, tilted dangerously after the collision between the two Panamanian ships five nautical miles from the shore, triggering an oil slick.
Around 1,000 workers on Wednesday battled to stop the oil spill from spreading into international waters, reports said, and authorities are using more than 23 tons of oil-eating bacteria to clean up the oil slick.
London, June 23 (ANI): A number of stars including Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Justin Bieber and Sting have raised more than 866,667 pounds on a TV telethon in aid of the oil slick clean-up efforts along America's Gulf Coast.
THE BP oil slick drifted closer to the coast of the Florida Panhandle today as a bid to contain the leak ran into trouble.
GULF shore Americans are watching and waiting to see if they are going to become the first victims of the giant BP oil slick.
Which energy giant has been branded "responsible" for the US Gulf Coast oil slick by Barack Obama?