Rescue ships douse the fire on the tanker Sanchi on Jaunary 10, four days after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast. Photo: EPA-EFE/Transport Ministry of China

Muddy waters: How China-Japan territorial disputes delayed the response to the Sanchi oil spill

Mark J. Valencia says a slow response would worsen the already considerable environmental impact of the spill, and an agreement over the handling of such disasters should be reached to curtail further ecological damage in the future

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Rescue ships douse the fire on the tanker Sanchi on Jaunary 10, four days after it collided with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast. Photo: EPA-EFE/Transport Ministry of China
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