Greece struggles to clean up oil spill, mayors warn of legal action

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-15 07:32:01|Editor: Yang Yi
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A local resident stands near an oil-polluted beach of Glyfada, a southeast suburb of Athens, capital of Greece, on Sept. 14, 2017. A major clean-up operation which was underway on Thursday to address an oil spill that has spread across a large area of the Saronic Gulf will last for about three weeks, Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told a press briefing. The environmental crisis broke out on Sunday after the sinking of small tanker "Agia Zoni II" carrying about 2,500 tons of oil, which was anchored off Salamina Island under still unclear circumstances. (Xinhua/Marios Lolos)

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