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Another Oil Spill at Bohai

ConocoPhillips China confirms another oil leak into Bohai, according to Caixin reporter Wang Xiaocong. In the latest incident, ConocoPhillips China said 0.6 tons of crude oil were spilled on June 3 at the Penglai 19-3 field....

Bohai Sea Drowns in Discharged Waste

While the ConocoPhillips oil spill this summer and last year’s Dalian pipeline explosion have focused attention on pollution in the Bohai Sea, its problems reach both further back and further afield. From Caixin online: 80...

China Says Will Shut Plant as Thousands Protest

When Tropical Storm Muifa descended on China’s north-east last week, damage to dykes in Dalian sparked fears of leaks from a coastal chemical plant. The threat was averted, but thousands of local residents marched today,...

ConocoPhillips In Trouble In China

The Chinese government via the State Oceanic Administration has asked ConocoPhillips for a comprehensive assessment on the oil spill in Bohai Bay. From Forbes: ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that near 1,695 barrels of oil soaked...

US Oil Giant Says China Spill Worse Than Thought

An oil spill which was kept secret for a month while it spread over an area half the size of London may have been larger than anticipated, according to rig operators. From the AFP: “During our cleanup operations in Bohai...

China’s Environment in the Year of the Tiger

At the Guardian, Jonathan Watts looks back at environmental stories from the past year, including tigers, droughts, floods, traffic jams and oil spills. Also marked is the death of Liang Congjie, founder of China’s first...

Dirty Business: Cleaning Up the Dalian Oil Spill

Untrained and under-equipped, fishermen in Dalian assisted in the oil spill cleanup effort for compensation. While the their efforts made tremendous contributions, they also came at a high cost to health and safety. Cui Zhanyou,...

Workers Question China’s Account of Oil Spill

The official account of the recent oil spill off the Dalian coast has been brought into question by a new report from Greenpeace. From the New York Times: Since July 16, when an explosion and fire ruptured a pipe linking a...

First Details on China Oil Spill’s Cause Emerge

AP has the latest on the massive oil spill off the Dalian coast: Chinese authorities gave no update Friday on the size of the oil spill, which had spread over at least 165 square miles (430 square kilometers) of water after a...

Growing China Oil Spill Threatens Sea Life, Water

The oil spill from the exploded pipeline off the shore of Dalian is more severe than originally estimated, AP reports: China’s largest reported oil spill had more than doubled by Wednesday, closing beaches on the Yellow...

China Grapples with Dalian Blasts

The Wall Street Journal has an update on the oil pipeline explosion in Dalian: China National Petroleum Corp. said it would do all it could to limit the impact of a series of oil-pipeline explosions near the shipping and tourism...

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