Staining the Sundarbans
Little is being done to scientifically deal with the aftermath of the oil spill in Bangladesh
On 9 December, 4km from the confluence of the Sela and Passur rivers in Bangladesh, the oil tanker Southern Star-7 docked in the Mrigamari area in dense fog. It was carrying 350,000 litres of heavy, black, viscous furnace oil. At 5am, a cargo ship, plying in the same channel, rammed Southern Star-7, sinking it. The oil tanker vomited its viscous cargo into the Sela river.
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