Curonian Spit cleaned of oil

  • 2003-07-24
From wire reports, KALININGRAD - A U.N.-listed national reserve in the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad and other local beaches are safe from pollution after Russian troops cleaned up oil spills deposited by a storm, a regional official said July 16.Kaliningrad deputy Governor Vladimir Pirogov said that beaches on the Baltic enclave had been "promptly cleaned" of oil, including the Curonian Spit, an extended sand dune almost 100 kilometers (62 miles) long that is shared by Russia and Lithuania and on the UNESCO world heritage list."Experts have taken several samplings of sea water but have fou...
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