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Russia oil leak from a decommissioned well wreaks devastation

Originally published on USINSK, Russia—On the bright yellow tundra outside this oil town near the Arctic Circle, a pitch-black pool of crude stretches toward the horizon. The source: a decommissioned well whose rusty screws ooze with oil, viscous like jam. This is the face of Russia’s oil country, a sprawling, inhospitable zone that experts […]