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    Russia Rosneft Subsidiary Cleans Up Oil Spill in Sakhalin

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    Rosneft subsidiary’s RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz took all necessary steps to minimize the negative impact of the spill on the environment in the Russian region of Sakhalin, according to a spokesperson of company.

    VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — A spill of some 200 liters (44 gallons) of oil is currently being cleaned at Rosneft subsidiary’s RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz oilfield in the Russian region of Sakhalin, the company said Monday.

    “According to a preliminary evaluation, total area of pollution is no bigger than 100 square meters [1076 square feet] and the spill [resulted in the release of] about 200 liters of oil,” a spokesperson for RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz told RIA Novosti, adding that the spill took place on Friday.

    The spokesperson said that RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz has taken all necessary steps to minimize the negative impact of the spill on the environment and that cleanup will continue until all spilled oil is removed from the area.

    Earlier on Monday a local environmental monitoring NGO said that the spill occurred at Ekhabi Vostochnoe field in Sakhalin Okhin district.

    The organization said that at least a few metric tons of oil had been spilled over an area of several thousands square meters and that oil continued to flow down an unnamed local stream.

    Environmentalists have sent information about the spill to the Russian Emergencies Ministry and the Federal Service for the Oversight of Natural Resources.

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