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312 Tons of Oil Leak from Taiwan Ship Crash

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October 4, 2011
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According to Taiwan's coast guard authority, a stranded cargo ship that crashed into rocks in waters off Keelung has left four dead and six missing. The cracked cargo ship caused oil leaks of 312 tons, polluting a three kilometer-long coastline.


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