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Oil spill off the coast of Apsheron peninsula

Oil spill off the coast of Apsheron peninsula

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Uploaded 22 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2007
From collection: Vital Caspian Graphics
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Thousands of hectares of soil on Azerbaijan’s Apsheron peninsula are unsuitable for agricultural use due to oil spills. The largest of these oil spills happened in May 1996. Oil extraction is happening off shore, in the Caspian Sea, and the oil is transported by pipelines.
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