Sixty miles of coastline in an area of Western Japan renowned as a fishing and tourist center have reportedly been fouled by oil from the wrecked Russian oil tanker "Nakhodka." Japanese authorities, who had estimated that 26,000 barrels of crude had escaped from the vessel, said yesterday that several more major slicks are heading for the coast and that the amount of leaked fuel might be greater than first thought. Severe weather continued to hamper the clean-up efforts.(Reuter, Kyodo, January 8)
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