Since the Rena, a Liberian ship, ran aground on a reef off the coast of New Zealand 10 days ago, an environmental catastrophe has been brewing. Oil is spilling into the ocean, harming wildlife and reaching shore.
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New Zealand's Worst Environmental Disaster in Decades
The oil spill off the New Zealand coast, already the country's worst environmental disaster
in decades, continues to worsen. Severe weather has been rocking the Rena, knocking its cargo into the sea.
The gap in its hull is widening, and officials worry that it's not a matter of if the ship will break in two, but when.
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