Lambro River Oil Spill: Italian Police blame Saboteurs
The Lambro River, a tributary of the River Po, was the scene of a deadly oil spill today and the Italian police are saying that it was the work of saboteurs.
An unknown group of people broke in to a disused oil refinery near Milan and dumped 2.5 million litres of heating oil and diesel in to the water for what appears to be no reason according to the Times Online.
Their actions have caused the deaths of hundreds of birds and animals.
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The World Wildlife Federation told the Times that what those people did in Italy was a 'death blow' to the river and it has put animals and agriculture at risk.
Barriers were set up in the Lambro in an effort to stop the slick from spreading, but they were overcome by a “tide of unstoppable oil”, according to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.