In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 photo villager Snezhana Vasilyeva shows residue from dirty drinking water in the Ust-Usa village near the town of Usinsk, 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, ... more 
In this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 photo villager Snezhana Vasilyeva shows residue from dirty drinking water in the Ust-Usa village near the town of Usinsk, 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. Residents of the villages that border on oil fields complain about polluted water in their river and dirty drinking water. Komi is one of Russia's largest and oldest oil provinces but ruptures in aging pipelines and leaks from decommissioned oil wells make oil spills in the region routine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Dmitry Lovetsky
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 12:46 PM EDT