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Mauritius oil spill from Japanese bulk carrier killing marine life, polluting coastline and making volunteers sick – ABC News

Volunteers in Mauritius are dealing with toxic fumes which are making them sick as they try to remove tonnes of crude oil from the island’s formerly crystal-clear waters.

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Volunteers in Mauritius are dealing with toxic fumes as they try to remove tonnes of crude oil from the island’s formerly crystal-clear lagoon.
Key points:

  • Roughly 1,000 tonnes of oil have spread through a lagoon on the island’s south-east coast since July 25
  • Workers are still working to pump fuel from the bulk carrier which hit the reef
  • The Mauritian Government has been criticised for its response

Roughly 1,000 tonnes of oil have spread through the lagoon si…

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