POSTED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:34am
NBC News — Some 2000 tons of oil have spilled from an oil field in northern Russia. The accident happened on friday following work on an exploratory well.
The oil gushed for nearly two days before the workers finally capped the well sunday morning. The oil field holds some 153 million tons of oil. The area around the oil field is largely unpopulated but the oil spill has damaged pastures used by local reindeer herdsmen.