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4/03/2010

Massive oil spill threatens Italian ecosystem

Vandals are thought to have opened the cisterns at an Italian oil refinery, allowing some 2.5 million liters of oil to flow into the Lambro River. Now the slick has reached Italy's most important river, the Po.

The cisterns "were opened by someone who was familiar with the plant and knew how to operate them," Cinzia Secchi, a spokeswoman for the local government in Milan told AP

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