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OMV Petrom in Romania Fined for Oil Spill in Cotmeana River

OMV Petrom SA, Romania’s biggest oil company, said a broken pipe caused an oil spill in the Cotmeana river in Arges county, 150 kilometers (93 miles) northwest of Bucharest, according to an e-mailed statement today.

The Bucharest-based company said 500 liters (132 gallons) of crude oil was accidentally spilled and it plans to clean it up today.