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Russia Admits to 'World's Largest' Arctic Oil Spill
Russia Admits to 'World's Largest' Arctic Oil Spill
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According to a Russian top emergency official the fuel spill at an Artic power station earlier in 2020 has been the largest oil spill in world history.

Near the city of Norilsk around 21,000 tonnes of oil have spilled and contaminated surrounding ground and waterways following the collapse of a diesel oil tank on May 29.