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Oil spill on Urals pipeline

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YEKATERINBURG, February 28 (RIA Novosti) - About five metric tons (37 bbl) of oil have spilled from a pipeline in a southern Urals region, a local emergency service said Wednesday.

The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in the Orenburg Region, but caused no fire, the regional department of the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Most of the spillage reached the ice of the Bolshaya Kinel River, 22 kilometers from the town of Buguruslan.

A total of 40 people and special machinery have been involved in the clean up effort at the scene.

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