Thu, August 19, 2010

Dalian oil spill

Port security under scrutiny after Dalian oil spill

Ports across the country will soon experience operational overhauls to prevent another oil spill like the one in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province. Full story

BACKGROUND

Oil spill at sea after pipelines explode

An oil leak triggered by pipeline explosions in the northeastern port city of Dalian had contaminated at least 50 square kilometers of ocean waters.

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Oil spill cleanup operation conducted at Dalian seashore

2010-07-28 01:32:16 GMT Xinhua English The key work of the oil spill cleanup operation has turned to seashore since Monday. An explosion hit an oil pipeline on July 16 and triggered an adjacent smaller pipeline to explode near Dalian Xingang Port. Both pipelines are owned by China's No.1 oil and gas producer CNPC.

Dalian oil spill contained, cleanup going on

2010-07-27 01:48:27 GMT Xinhua English China has stopped the Dalian oil spill from reaching international waters, an official said Monday, admitting the clean-up work was "arduous."

Firefighters quick to prevent leakage

2010-07-26 06:52:15 GMT Global Times No deaths or injuries were reported after an oil tank burst into flames Saturday night in Dayawan, Guangdong Province.

Cleanup operation continues at oil-polluted area in Dalian

2010-07-26 03:09:41 GMT Xinhua English Workers transport crude oil during the oil spill cleanup operation near Xingang Harbor in Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, July 25, 2010. A State Administration of Work Safety and Ministry of Public Security investigation showed that the oil pipeline explosion occurred in Xingang Harbor of Dalian on July 16 was caused by improper desulfurizer injections into the oil pipeline. At present over 1,000 fishing boats were mobilized to join the oil spill cleanup operation at sea. Meanwhile a great number of fishermen and volunteers came to the shore to clear up crude oil in an attempt to retrieve the beautiful beachscape of former days.

Chemical error caused port pipeline blast, finds probe

2010-07-24 08:29:47 GMT China Daily BEIJING - Chinese authorities on Friday blamed a chemical used to remove sulphur from crude oil for a blast at a storage facility that caused a spill on the country's northeast coast.

Fishermen and volunteers clear up oil at polluted beach in Dalian

2010-07-23 15:15:33 GMT Xinhua English Fishing boats return to port after the oil spill cleanup operation off the coast of Dalian City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, July 22, 2010. Over 1,000 fishing boats were mobilized recently to join the oil spill cleanup operation after the oil pipe explosion at Dalian Xingang Harbor. Meanwhile a lot of fishermen and volunteers also came to the shore on their own to clear up crude oil in an attempt to retrieve the beautiful beachscape of former days.

China races to prevent oil slick spreading to open sea

2010-07-21 14:47:03 GMT Xinhua English DALIAN, July 21 (Xinhua) -- China is speeding up its clean-up of an oil spill to stop it from spreading into the open ocean, five days after pipelines exploded here, causing a lingering oil spill that has spread to tourist beaches.

China uses oil-eating bacteria to clean up spill

2010-07-21 02:56:27 GMT SINA.com Authorities in China are using over 23 tonnes of oil-eating bacteria to help clean up an oil spill in the Yellow Sea caused by a pipeline explosion and fire at the weekend, state media said Tuesday.