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Chennai oil spill

The floating oil along the shore of north Chennai came as a shock to the fishing villages, since the Port authorities had said on Saturday that there was only a thin sheen from the ships and it would disappear soon.   | Photo Credit: R. Ravindran

Due to wave action and the southern current, the spill spread some 34 km till Vettuvankeni in the south, making patterns in the sand. At least a thousand volunteers have been removing the sludge. 

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