324 Square Mile Chinese Oil Spill Covered Up For One Month By Oil Companies & State Authority

Visible signs of it are now gone, but reports are surfacing that back on June 4 an oil rig operated by state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation and the Chinese subsidiary of Texas-based ConocoPhillips began leaking, ultimately spilling oil over 324 square miles of Bohai Bay. Which is bad enough, but the media silence was apparently the result of conspiracy between CNOOC and the State Oceanic Administration to cover up the whole incident.

The spill happened nearly a year after the major oil spill near Dailan. Read more: Straits Times, New York Times, Boston.com
More on Oil Spills
Yellowstone River Oil Spill Now Extends 150 Miles Downstream
Must See Aerial Footage of BP Oil Spill Shows 'The Gulf Bleeding' (Video)

Tags: China | Oil | Pollution

Best of TreeHugger