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Bad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius

  • Bulk carrier containing fuel oil ran aground on July 25
  • Government has asked French island of Reunion for help
Bystanders look at the MV Wakashio bulk carrier which is leaking oil near Blue Bay Marine Park in Mauritius on Aug. 6

Bystanders look at the MV Wakashio bulk carrier which is leaking oil near Blue Bay Marine Park in Mauritius on Aug. 6

Photographer: Dev Ramkhelawon/L'Express Maurice/AFP via Getty Images

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Bad weather hindered efforts to contain an oil spill from a bulk carrier off the southeastern coast of Mauritius that experts say may cause huge damage to the country’s coastal waters and marine wildlife.