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Oil pollution in Azerbaijan

There are hundreds of abandoned oil wells in Azerbaijan, and thousands in Kazakhstan, many of which have been submerged by the rising sea. There are reports of big leaks into the water, killing waterfowl and fish. Thousands of hectares of soil on Azerbaijan’s Apsheron peninsula are unsuitable for agricultural use. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/6123

Year: 2007

From collection: Vital Caspian Graphics

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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