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   Feb 18

Oil landing in Hvaler

Less than two years ago, the country was shaken by a hundreds-tons heavy oil leak in a vulnerable area. Murmeldyr was there with the WWF oil brigade, the whole situation was devastating (though it was uplifting to see our efforts go a long way).

Last night it happened again. Tragicomically enough, the ship hit right after the coast guide had left -right into a guide lantern! The first reports describe the leak as bigger than Full City, and I can’t help but think; Why do they always hit the reservations? Oh, right, because our coastline is full of unique, vulnerable habitats.

Photo by John Johansen, f-b.no

The WWF oil brigade has been notified and is waiting for the call.

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