LUKoil Says It Cleaned Up Its Oil Spill. Russian Environmentalists Say The Contamination Continues.
In May, a leaking pipeline spilled oil into a river and across a large area of the Komi region in northern Russia. Weeks later, local officials and the LUKoil energy company said the cleanup work was finished and the river habitat had been restored. But local environmentalists say the impact is greater than officials admit and are demanding that the company address the full extent of the damage.