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By: Laura Moss on July 30, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Chinese man covered in oil from Dalian oil spill

Photo: Hu Yue/ChinaFotoPress

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Covered in oil

A fisherman helps clean the oil spill near Xingang port in Dalian, Liaoning Province of China. China has stopped the Dalian oil spill from reaching international waters, an official said on July 26, admitting the cleanup work was arduous.

The spill occured when a pipeline at the busy northeastern port of Dalian exploded. The explosion was caused when workers continued to inject desulfurizer into the pipeline after a tanker had finished unloading oil, according to a statement on the State Administration of Work Safety's website. The explosion remains under investigation.