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World IN BRIEF : VENEZUELA

20,000-Barrel Oil Spill Threatens Coastline

March 03, 1997|From Times Wire Reports

A Greek tanker ran aground off northwestern Venezuela, spilling about 20,000 barrels of crude oil and threatening the shoreline, authorities said. An oil slick about 4 miles long formed in the Gulf of Venezuela after the grounding late Friday, a spokesman for the state-run oil industry's National Contingency Plan said. The tanker was chartered by a subsidiary of state oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela.

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