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Oil from refinery blast slickens Nicaragua habitat

Monday, August 22, 2016


A massive refinery fire in Nicaragua caused an oil spill that has contaminated sensitive nearby coastal habitat, a nonprofit group said.

In the aftermath of the refinery fire at the Puma Energy facility on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, oil has slickened nearly one-half of a square mile of the nearby water and soil, said Victor Campos, director of the Humboldt Center, an environmental group.

Source: AFP