S-Oil's Ulsan Plant Springs Leak

Some 140,000 barrels of crude oil have leaked from a cracked tank in S-Oil's factory in Onsan, Ulsan since Friday, according the to the refiner.

However, it said there have been no casualties or contamination to marine life as special walls have prevented the oil from leaking outside of the factory.

S-Oil CEO Nasser Al-Mahasher publicly apologized to local residents while speaking to the press at the plant on Sunday.

The site of the accident is safe and under control, he said, adding that as of 1 p.m. that afternoon no trace of the 137,000 barrels of leaked oil had spread out of the compound or into the ground.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 07, 2014 10:19 KST