Gigantic oil slick the size of New York City is spreading across the Mediterranean and could reach Cyprus today after emerging from Syrian refinery

A gigantic oil slick the size of New York City could reach Cyprus today, threatening a pristine coastal stretch of the island’s north.

Satellite imagery indicates that the spill, which originated from a power plant inside Syria‘s Baniyas oil refinery last week, is bigger than initially thought, covering around 309 square miles.

As of Tuesday evening, it was just four miles from the Cypriot coast, satellite imagery analysts Orbital EOS told CNN.

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