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oil´ spill`

n.1.A layer of oil floating on water or covering the shoreline of a body of water; - usually petroleum which has leaked from an oil tanker.
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1981 -- Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah issued Law Decree 12/1981 on joining an international agreement authorizing intervention in case of sea oil pollution adopted in 1969.
EXPERTS are investigating an oil pollution incident along a section of the River Roch in Bury.
Cyprus, Greece and Israel will soon be signing a joint action plan to address marine oil pollution, minister of agriculture and the environment Nicos Kouyialis said.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges has appointed Captain James (Jim) Veere Dilley to the Oil Pollution Advisory Committee (OPAC) for an open-ended term, commencing on 11 August 2017.
A new study, published in the journal British Birds, suggests that oil pollution in the 1940s had a major impact on breeding seabirds around Skomer, Pembrokeshire.
The minister touched on the oil pollution that had resulted from the Israeli July war.
Following the success of that initiative, the registry decided to further enhance the website to include online applications for certification under the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage 2001 (BCLC) and the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage 1992 (CLC).
NRC has more than one thousand employees globally and is the leading commercial provider of US Oil Pollution Act of 1990 regulatory compliance services, along with global provision of specialized environmental and emergency response solutions.
Frequent incidents of oil pollution have been reported in the Arabian Sea, some of high magnitude that caused severe impacts on terrestrial and marine environments.
Under the law, all oil tankers and oil companies are required to contribute 10 centavos per liter of imported oil as seed money to an oil pollution fund.
The 22nd edition been thoroughly updated, covering major changes to the law and enforcement in the areas of clean air, clean water, climate change, oil pollution, and pollution prevention.
Farshchi said 60 percent of Caspian oil pollution comes from coastal areas.