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Satellite imagery confirms oil slicks in Turkmenistan

US: Using satellite imagery, researchers at the non-profit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC have shown the waters around Turkmenbashi suffer dozens of oil spills annually.

The work describes “hundreds of instances in which petroleum discharge has taken place near drilling platforms in the Caspian Sea, and another leak adjacent to oil fields on the shores of the Turkmenbashi Gulf,” said Susan Wolfinbarger, director of the AAAS Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Program. “Our analysis appears to corroborate on-the-ground reports of environmental pollution in the waters adjacent to the port of Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.”

Source: Science Codex