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MV Rak oil spill hampers Mumbai marine business


Mumbai, Aug 8: The Maharashtra state government gets into huddle after the threat of possible oil spill from the sunken carrier MV Rak at Mumbai coast on Thursday, Aug 4 was confirmed following 1.5 to 2 tonnes of oil leaking per hour after the ship sank.

Though there has been less oil spill in Juhu beach on Monday, Aug 8, MV Rak fuel fears ecological effects. In fact, the Maha govt has ordered to put a stop to marine business for sometime. Oil spill has stained the Mum coast.

Environmentalists say that of the 340 tons of oil and diesel on the ship, 1/3rd would be evaporated, 1/3rd would be soluble, but 1/3rd would contaminate the sea and the coast.

Oil at Juhu will be removed manually. But, the oceanologists and environmentalists fear the negative effects that the marine animals would face which would directly hamper the Mumbai fishermens' business.

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