Tanker Spills Heating Oil Near St. Petersburg

Monday, October 11, 1999
About 10 tons of heating oil reportedly spilled into the Neva River after a tanker ran aground in St Petersburg, Russia, but there was no immediate threat to drinking water or the environment, officials said. The tanker, Nefterudovoz 7, belonging to a local shipping company, was carrying about 5,000 tons of oil when it ran aground on Oct. 9. Officials said the patches of oil in the water are being contained by buoys and then collected by special ships.

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