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Belarus to finish pumping tainted oil back to Russia by mid-Aug - Ifax

MOSCOW, June 3 (Reuters) - Belarus will finish pumping contaminated Russian crude back to Russia by the middle of August, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing Gomeltransneft Druzhba, the operator of the Belarusian section of the Druzhba pipeline.

Around 5 million tonnes of Russian oil were contaminated in April with organic chloride and some of the volumes are being pumped back from Belarus to Russia to clear the pipeline. (Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Louise Heavens)