<p>A worker scoops up oil from a spill near <a id="h0kq" title="Dalian, China (map)" href="http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/map-machine#s=h&amp;c=38.92167906327222, 121.58213809132579&amp;z=11">Dalian, China (map)</a>, on Monday. An estimated 1,500 tons of crude oil spilled into the Yellow Sea when two pipelines exploded in the busy port city on July 16.</p><p>Chinese authorities on Monday declared the oil spill contained, though the environmental group Greenpeace said that bays nearby remain covered in oil, the Associated Press reported.</p>

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A worker scoops up oil from a spill near Dalian, China (map), on Monday. An estimated 1,500 tons of crude oil spilled into the Yellow Sea when two pipelines exploded in the busy port city on July 16.

Chinese authorities on Monday declared the oil spill contained, though the environmental group Greenpeace said that bays nearby remain covered in oil, the Associated Press reported.

Photograph from Reuters

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