Posts Tagged “Russia”

Large oil spill into Siberian river branded ecological catastrophe

Originally published on The Emergencies Ministry has called a large oil spill in Eastern Siberia an ecological catastrophe. Over 300 tonnes of oil poured into one of the region’s largest rivers, the Angara, leaving residential areas with some 80,000 people without clean tap water.

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 […]