|Posted : Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:59:45 GMT|
|Author : DPA|
Quito – A diesel leak from a tourist ship polluted a 100-metre stretch along a beach in the island of Santa Cruz in Ecuador’s Pacific archipelago of the Galapagos, officials said. Members of the crew of the Evolution ship were cooperating with environmental protection authorities to clean up the fuel spill, officials said Wednesday.
The unique animal and plant environment of the archipelago did not appear to be in danger of long-term damage, they said. The fuel is expected to evaporate relatively quickly, without causing major harm.
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