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Hundreds of birds oiled after oil spill in port of Rotterdam

In the Netherlands there are at least 800 birds smeared hit with heavy fuel oil Saturday from a tanker in the port of Rotterdam was leaking. That has a spokesman of the rescue team of Marine animals of the Netherlands reported.

Ten to fifteen dierenambulances and various boats of the fire brigade to be used in order to save the animals over a stretch of about ten kilometers up to the hook of Holland. A small part is now taken to be cleaned and tried as much as possible to save, but the expectation is that more animals will not survive, says the spokesman.

Under the oiled birds include swans, geese and ducks. At the moment, no oiled seals or zeehondenpups, who was also in the area swimming around, noticed.

In the meantime, let the authorities know that the clean up of the stuff a few days, or possibly weeks may take. ‘The clean up is difficult and time consuming, and due to the large range a large job for the emergency services and the cleaning company’, says the. The cleanup efforts are carried out by a specialized company. They are the whole night passed and Sunday is still always busy.

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