Oil spill culprits elude authorities

  • 1999-01-07
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - The ship responsible for polluting a 20 kilometer stretch of beach in northern Kurzeme with oil last fall has eluded capture, despite earlier reports that it had been found."We did a lot of work to find the polluter and had identified a suspected ship," said Guntis Drunka who, as director of the Marine Environment Board, has been in charge of the investigation. "Unfortunately we did not acquire enough evidence to show it is not just the suspected ship but also the guilty ship." A week after the spill, which washed ashore Oct. 25, the Environment Ministry announced it had identified t...
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