12 May '11, 11am

Iran expert alarmed by 'critical' Caspian Sea pollution:

Iran expert alarmed by 'critical' Caspian Sea pollution:

A picture taken on April 9, 2011 shows Caspian Stream tanker near the Russian LUKOIL ice-resistant fixed platform LSP-1, built at the Astrakhansky Korabel shipyard, intended to drill and operate wells and collect and pre-treat reservoir content at Korchagin's oil field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea some 180 km outside Astrakhan. The fields productivity of oil and gas condensate will peak at 2.3 million tonnes oil and 1.2 bcm gas per year. -- PHOTO: AFP TEHERAN - THE level of industrial and oil pollution in the Caspian Sea has reached a 'critical condition,' an Iranian ecological expert warned, quoted by local media on Thursday. Large oil tankers dump 122,350 tonnes of potentially cancerous oil pollutants into the world's largest inland sea annually, the expert said. The sea is also poisoned by large quantities of heavy metal just as dangerous as the hydrocarbons...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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