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2006-08-22 03:40:00

By Leo Solinap ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Sludge has washed up on Panay, a large island in the central Philippines, as an oil spill from a sunken tanker spread, threatening rich fishing grounds, officials said on Tuesday. Eleven days after the tanker chartered by Petron Corp., the largest oil refiner in the Philippines, sunk off the island of Guimaras, an average of 100-200 liters of oil continued to gush every hour, officials said. "We are still trying to combat the oil spill," said Vice...

2006-08-22 01:45:00

By Leo Solinap ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Sludge has washed up on Panay, a large island in the central Philippines, as an oil spill from a sunken tanker spread, threatening rich fishing grounds, officials said on Tuesday. Eleven days after the tanker chartered by Petron Corp., the largest oil refiner in the Philippines, sunk off the island of Guimaras, an average of 100-200 liters of oil continued to gush every hour, officials said. "We are still trying to combat the oil spill,"...

2004-11-27 18:00:02

PHILADELPHIA - A tanker spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, creating a 20-mile-long slick that threatened fish and birds, Coast Guard officials said Saturday. Private contractors were called in to skim oil from the surface of the water and place thousands of feet of boom to contain the floating slick. A stretch of the busy river was closed to commercial and recreational traffic while the spill was being cleaned up. The...

2004-11-27 15:00:03

PHILADELPHIA - A tanker spilled 30,000 gallons of crude oil into the Delaware River between Philadelphia and southern New Jersey, Coast Guard officials said Saturday. Private contractors were called in to skim oil from the surface of the water and place thousands of feet of boom to contain the floating slick. A stretch of less than 10 miles of the busy river was closed to commercial and recreational traffic while the spill was being cleaned up. "I would classify any spill in the water as...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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