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Pipeline Explosion in China
Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port in China after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire.
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Pipeline Blast

July 17: Fire fighters walk near flames towering from a pipeline explosion at a Chinese port in Dalian in northern China's Liaoning province. The oil pipeline at the busy Chinese port exploded, causing a massive fire that burned for 15 hours before being put out Saturday. Officials say no one was killed.

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Containing the Fire

July 17: Fire fighters try to contain the flames from a pipeline explosion at a Chinese port in Dalian in northern China's Liaoning province on Saturday. The oil pipeline at the busy Chinese port exploded, causing a massive fire that burned for 15 hours before being put out Saturday. Officials say no one was killed.

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Putting Out the Flames

July 16: In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, firefighters arrive at the oil pipeline blast site in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning province. Xinhua said blasts hit two oil pipelines in Dalian on Friday.

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Drowning in Oil

July 20: In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter rushes to aid his colleague who ran into trouble amid thick oil cover as they attempted to fix an underwater pump in Dalian, China on Tuesday. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean.

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Rescued from the Oil

July 20: In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter who was submerged in thick oil during an attempt to fix an underwater pump is brought ashore by his colleagues in Dalian, China on Tuesday. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean.

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Rescued from the Oil

July 20: In this photo released by Greenpeace, a firefighter who was submerged in thick oil during an attempt to fix an underwater pump is brought ashore by his colleagues in Dalian, China on Tuesday. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean.

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Oil Leak

July 12: This aerial photo, released by China's Xinhua news agency, shows leaked oil floating off the coast of Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province. Efforts were under way to contain and clean up a large oil slick after pipeline explosions at the northeastern Chinese port sent greasy black plumes into the ocean, state media reported Sunday.

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Crude Oil

July 21: In this photo released by Greenpeace, a villager displays his hand coated in crude oil during cleanup efforts almost a week after a pipeline, owned by China Nation Petroleum Corp., exploded in Nanhaitun, Weitang Bay, China. China National Petroleum Corp. said Thursday the vital pipeline has resumed operations after an explosion caused the country's largest reported oil spill. Cleanup efforts, marred by the drowning death of a worker, continued over 165 square mile (430 square kilometer) stretch of water blanketed in thick, dark oil Thursday, after an official warned the spill posed a severe threat to sea life and water quality.

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Cleanup Efforts

July 21: A cleanup worker moves a bag on the beach polluted by crude oil after a pipeline explosion in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province. China's largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves.

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Cleanup Efforts

July 21: Workers move a bag on the beach polluted by crude oil after a pipeline explosion in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province. China National Petroleum Corp. said Thursday a vital pipeline has resumed operations after the explosion caused the country's largest reported oil spill.

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Collecting the Oil

July 21: Workers clean and collect crude oil near a polluted beach after a pipeline explosion in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province. China National Petroleum Corp. said Thursday the vital pipeline has resumed operations after an explosion caused the country's largest reported oil spill.

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Collecting the Oil

July 18: A Chinese worker tries to soak up oil from a spill in the sea near Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning province. Efforts were under way to contain and clean up a large oil slick after pipeline explosions at a northeastern Chinese port sent greasy black plumes into the ocean, state media reported Sunday.

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Recovery Efforts

July 20: Firemen work on a burnt-out oil storage facility in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province. Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire. The government says the slick has spread across a 70-square-mile (180-square-kilometer) stretch of ocean.

(AP)

Pipeline Explosion in China

Crude oil started pouring into the Yellow Sea off a busy northeastern port in China after a pipeline exploded late last week, sparking a massive 15-hour fire.

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