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Oil spill inflicts environmental damage on Bushehr shores in Persian Gulf

The Department of Environment of the southern Iranian Province of Bushehr says an oil spill from pollution near Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf has reached the shorelines of the province.

The department’s director general Farhad Gholinejad says the pollution is now affecting different patches of sand beaches in the city of Bushehr.

Gholinejad said Bushehr municipality and the Directorate General of Ports and Navigation of Bushehr have launched a cleaning operation in the area.

The official said the oil pollution is a result of a leak from an oil pipeline that carried crude from a marine rig to Kharg Island.

He said the spill has caused damage to the marine environment and the shoreline and the department of environment will take legal action against those responsible.

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