Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Kolva-River-Oil-Spill-in-Russia-27MZIFVBJWF7.htmlConceptually similarKolva River Oil Spill in RussiaGP04P6XCompleted★★★★Kolva River Oil Spill in RussiaGP04P67Completed★★★★Kolva River Oil Spill in RussiaGP04P6JCompleted★★★★Kolva River Oil Spill in RussiaGP04P6KCompleted★★★★Kolva River Oil Spill in RussiaGP04P6DCompleted★★★★Oil Pollution Documentation in Komi Republic RussiaGP03B7ECompleted★★★★Oil Pollution Documentation in Komi Republic RussiaGP03B75Completed★★★★Oil Pollution Documentation in Komi Republic RussiaGP03BDSCompleted★★★★★★Oil Pollution Documentation in Komi Republic RussiaGP03BDTCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP04P6MKolva River Oil Spill in RussiaAn indigenous community member cleans up an oil spill in the Kolva River. Local people and their children ventured out into the toxic rivers in their own small boats to clean the collected oil from the river with their own hands. Many of them had barely anything to protect themselves from the oil.Locations:Eastern Europe-Kolva River-Komi Republic-RussiaDate:2 Jun, 2013Credit:© Ivan Ivanov / GreenpeaceMaximum size:2048px X 1365pxKeywords:Boats-Cleaning-Climate (campaign title)-Day-High angle view-KWCI (GPI)-Oil (fossil fuel)-Oil (Industry)-Oil spills-One person-Outdoors-Protective clothing-River pollution-Rivers-Shovels-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Kolva River Oil Spill in RussiaIndigenous community members clean up an oil spill in the Kolva River, Komi Republic, Northern Russia. The Indigenous communities told Greenpeace that the oil has spread over 170km of the Pechora and Kolva rivers. The amount of oil in the river is unknown, but locals estimate it's at least 100 tonnes. This appears to be another significant spill for the Indigenous communities in an area that has been blighted with the impacts of a reckless and negligent oil industry for many years. Joint ventures between Russian oil companies and foreign interests are becoming increasingly common, as are the spills. Both Rusvietpetro and the government have failed to cope with even this relatively small spill, despite the infrastructure available to them and the fact that the accident is easily accessible. Greenpeace fears a bigger accident, or an accident on the Arctic shelf hundreds of miles away from civilization.