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A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

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When the Sanchi, an Iranian fuel tanker, sank in the East China Sea in January, it released the largest spill in decades, threatening important fisheries.

A Nearly Invisible Oil Spill Threatens Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries

The New York Times

A fiery collision that sank an Iranian tanker in the East China Sea a month ago has resulted in an environmental threat that experts say is unlike any before: An almost invisible type of petroleum has begun to contaminate some of the most important fishing grounds in Asia, from China to Japan and beyond. It is the largest oil spill in decades.