Ambarnaya River Oil spill in Russia

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News: Russian President has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil spilled into Ambarnaya river turning its surface crimson red.

Facts:

  • Ambarnaya River: It is a shallow river in Siberia, Russia which flows into Lake Pyasino, the source of Pyasina River.
  • The river is also part of a network that flows into the environmentally sensitive Arctic Ocean.