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VIDEO. Corsica: two oil spills detected off the coast

2021-06-14T05:00:01.613Z

Oil pollution was detected at sea, east of Corsica. Probably caused by the degassing of a ship in the Mediterranean



Despite the sun, it is forbidden to use the beaches in eastern Corsica.

The island expects with concern and "anger", a possible arrival this Saturday of oil pollution probably linked to the illegal degassing of a ship in the Mediterranean, an illegal process at sea by which ships drain the gas from their oil tanks.

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Spotted Friday during an air military exercise off Solenzara, this pollution - black line in the blue waters of the Mediterranean - is approaching the coast.

"The reconnaissance carried out at the very beginning of the morning established the presence of two slicks, the first now located in the Aleria area 800 m from the coast, and the second off the municipality of Solenzara 3.5 km from the coast. ", Indicated the prefecture of Haute-Corse in a press release.

The presence of heavy hydrocarbons, the dissolution of which is difficult, worries the authorities who triggered the plan to protect the Polmar-Terre coastline.

Source: leparis

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