Three kilometre long oil spill has contaminated the Danube River

Three kilometre long oil spill contaminates the Danube River

Three kilometre long oil spill contaminates the Danube River

A three-kilometre long oil spill was discovered on the Danube River in Slovakia on Monday, October 22, the TASR newswire learnt on the same day.

Around two dozen fire fighters were despatched to tackle the spill in order to prevent the adjacent river system from being contaminated. According to spokesman of the Slovak Environment Inspectorate Michal Štefánek, the oil spill was most likely caused by a cargo ship. Zoltán Szálay, director of the State Navigation Authority in Bratislava, told TASR that the authority has inspected several ships, but has not found the culprit yet.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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