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Predictable Spill hits a Vulnerable Area

Photographer Ben Weller documents the extensive cleanup efforts as the Yeosu area of South Korea seeks to stem the damage caused by a recent oil spill.

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YEOSU, South Korea–The oil started spilling into the mouth of Gwangyang Port around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014. A Singapore-registered vessel, piloted by a port captain and exceeding speed limits, ran into pipelines at a GS Caltex petrochemical facility, damaging the pipelines and dumping 164 tons of oil into the coastal waters off Yeosu.


A map of Yeosu, with the accident location marked. Map via Google Maps.

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