Oil disaster in Sundarbans
Around 200,000 littre of farnes oil got spilled into the water of
the world famous Sundarbans on 9th December 2014 after a collision
between two water vassels. The oil has already spread over a 50-mile
area, is an ecological catastrophe, according to the experts.
The Sundarbans is a vast river delta on the northern shore of Bay
of Bengal. It`s mangrove and rivers are home to a vast array of plant
and animal life, which is unique to the planet.
The Sundarbans has been designated a UNESCO world heritage site for
its reach biodiversity and it has a vast river delta on the northern
shore of Bay of Bengal. The shela river, where the oil tanker sunk,
along with the Pashur-another effected river are home to several
species, including the rare Irrawaddy and Ganges Dolphin.
People who dependent on fishing and crab hunting are directly
affected and will remain for a fairly long time even after the spill
has dispersed due to expected large-scale mortality of fish and crabs.
Government decided to take help of locals in mopping up the Oil.
Locals men, women and children have come with pots and pans for oil
mopping. People are using their bare hands to skoop up the oil, but in
future which can be cause of a big health iisue. Government owned
Padma Oil company is buying it at a rate of 00.30 euro cent per
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