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Environmental toll from Mauritius oil spill to last decades

Japanese ship owner to pay for damages suffered by tourism-reliant nation

A drone image shows the oil spillage near the area where the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius.   © Reuters

TOKYO/ISTANBUL -- The massive oil spill along the coast of Mauritius, caused by a grounded Japanese-owned ship, will likely leave environmental damage lasting for decades, exacting a heavy economic toll on an island nation dependent on tourism.

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