Thursday, September 07, 2006

Olongapo coastline oilslick clean-up

Workers gather sacks containing oil that were washed ashore on the coastline of Olongapo city west of Manila, Philippines on Friday Aug. 25, 2006 apparently dumped by a passing ship on Thursday, officials said. A stretch of coastline, five kilometers (3 miles) long was smeared by a slick from hundreds of plastic bags containing oil affecting seven beach resorts. The incident happened as the country is still battling its worst oil spill disaster in Guimaras Island in central Philippines. Police are trying to trace the source but a foreign ship which passed by the area Thursday is one of the suspects.

(AP Photo)

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