It took over 15 hours and 1000 firefighters to put out the fire caused by the Dalian Oil Spill. The University of Alaska estimates that over 90,000 tons were spilled, causing an oil slick that covered more than 165 square miles.
Firefighters walk toward flames towering from a pipeline explosion at a Chinese port of Dalian on Saturday, July 17, 2010. (AP Photo)
Rescue effort while attempting to fix an underwater pump.
A firefighter who was submerged in thick oil during an attempt to fix an underwater pump is brought ashore by his colleagues in Dalian, China on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Jiang He, Greenpeace)
Zhang Liang was a 25-year-old firefighter. He drowned in oil on July 20, 2010.