Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP
Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Russia says melting permafrost caused massive Arctic oil spill

  • A national-level state of emergency was announced after 21,000 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled from a reservoir that collapsed last Friday
  • The spill has highlighted the danger of climate change for Russia as warmer temperatures are causing areas locked by permafrost for centuries to thaw

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Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP
Workers pump out oil pollution from the Ambarnaya River outside Norilsk on June 5, 2020. Photo: AFP
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