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Oil Spill

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius. The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off this Indian Ocean island nation has split apart, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters.

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The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius. The grounded Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near protected areas off this Indian Ocean island nation has split apart, with remaining fuel spreading into the turquoise waters.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sunil Dowarkasing, showing oil polluting the foreshore on the eastern side of Mauritius, after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sophie Seneque, shows debris in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Sophie Seneque, shows debris in Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius after it leaked from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Eric Villars shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This photo taken and provided by Georges de La Tremoille of Mu Press shows divers using a containment boom to help contain oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice

Police and Fire personnel take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius, surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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A rubber glove floats on oil as volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice

Volunteers take part in the clean up operation in Mahebourg, Mauritius surrounding the oil spill from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

AP Photo/Beekash Roopun-L'express Maurice

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can bee seen from the coast or Mauritius.

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This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies, shows an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius.

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This satellite image provided by 2020 Maxar Technologies showing an aerial view of the MV Wakashio, top left, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius have stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves in an effort to stop the oil spill from reaching their shores. Satellite images show a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near wetlands that the government called‚ very sensitive.

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This photo provided by the French Army shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship's cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials said.

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This photo provided by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation Ministry shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" after the Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel.

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In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, their crews and other local agencies respond to an oil discharge from vessel Kamokuiki at Pier 19 in Honolulu. Two response vessels arrived on scene and deployed 1,600 feet of hard boom surrounding the 25 bales of absorbent material.

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