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Posted Tue Aug 10 2010: from New Dehli NDTV:
Oil leak off Mumbai coast has stopped: Coast Guard sources
In a big relief, two days after two ships collided off the coast of Mumbai, Coast Guard authorities have said the oil leak from the MSC Chitra has now been plugged. But the oil already in the sea along the Mumbai coast line will take a month to clear, according to environmental authorities and is still a serious worry... in a double whammy, there is an oil slick that is spreading fast with about three to four tones of oil spilling every hour and drums filled with pesticide have detached from the MSC Chitra - one of the ships that collided and is tilting precariously - and are now floating dangerously in the sea, also becoming a navigation hazard.
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'Doc Michael says:
Oil leak... pesticides...what a delicious elixir!
Maybe some giant sea monster will be created out of this toxic combination and wreak havoc across the planet, humbling the human population to change its profligate ways.... Hey, I can dream!

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