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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Greece: Oil spill off coast of Greece 'environmental disaster'; Salamis Island

BBC, brief video report - "Emergency crews have begun an oil spill clean-up after an oil tanker sank close to the island of Salamis. The 45-year-old vessel, Agia Zoni II, was carrying 2,500 tonnes of fuel".

From eKathimerini - Salamina hit by oil slick

From Kathimerini - Εστίες ρύπανσης σε Αγιο Κοσμά και Πειραϊκή από την πετρελαιοκηλίδα

Update from KTG - Tanker Oil Spill out of control, reaches Piraeus and beaches in Athens Riviera

Greek beaches blackened as sunken ship leaks oil. Sky News

Eco Groups Warn Greece is Not Prepared to Respond to Marine Disasters, Greek Reporter

"Greenpeace’s local energy campaign officer, Takis Grigoriou told Kathimerini that, “If a relatively small leak can cause such destruction right beside the country’s biggest port and the operations center of the Shipping Ministry, what exactly is the country’s capability in dealing with leaks and accidents from large-scale oil operations in the Ionian and Cretan seas?” Grigoriou was referring to plans for natural gas exploration that are scheduled to take place in the Ionian Sea and near Crete. “The question is not whether another accident will happen, but when,” he said."

Agia Zoni oil spill was an accident waiting to happen, experts say, eKathimerini

Heavy responsibilities (Greek article, Kathimerini) - Οι βαριές ευθύνες ενός εγκλήματος

Environmental Tragedy, Greek Reporter

Bid to clean up Greek tanker oil spillage is beset by problems, eKathimerini

Υπ. Ναυτιλίας: 1.500 κυβικά πετρελαιοειδών έχουν απαντληθεί στον Σαρωνικό, Kathimerini

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