August 14, 2008

At Least 10,000 Gallons of Crude Residues Spill in Ecuador

At least 10,000 gallons of crude residues spill in Ecuador

QUITO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 10,000 gallons (37,854 liters) of petroleum residues have been spilled in a tideland in the Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios that borders Colombia, local TV station Ecuavisa reported Wednesday.

The accident occurred when a tanker travelling from the industrial complex of Shushufindi to Quito tipped over, Ecuavisa reported.

The crude, which spilled over an area of 800 square meters, has contaminated all the water and soil of several properties of the sector, the report said.

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