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Oil spill on the Great Barrier Reef

~ The Age

A Chinese freight ship crashed into the Barrier Reef on Saturday and as of today has started (April 5, 2010) leaking oil into the surrounding waters. The ship was outside of its shipping lane and ran aground.  Officials say the ship is dangerously close to breaking apart. Australia’s Prime Minister is outraged over the illegal trespassing of the Shen Neng 1 ship. The ship could face up to 1 million in fines.