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Oil Spill in South Korea

Mallipo Beach
2007-12-06
The Hebei Spirit oil spill is a major oil spill in South Korea that began on the morning of 7 December 2007 local time, with ongoing environmental and economic effects. An editorial in the Korea Times called it South Korea's worst ever oil spill, surpassing a spill that took place in 1995. This oil spill is about one-third of the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

The spill occurRed near Mallipo Beach, considered one of South Korea's most beautiful and popular beaches. The region affected by the spill is also home to one of Asia's largest wetland areas, used by migratory bird and also contains a national maritime park. It is also home to 445 sea farms.
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