Lebanon: After Israeli Attacks Biggest Oil Catastrophe in Mediterranean Sea
Lebanon: Spill of 10,000 tons of fuel oil into the Mediterranean Sea
from Indymedia Beirut - 27.07.2006 02:41
At least 10,000 tons of heavy fuel oil have been spilled into the Lebanese sea, causing an environmental catastrophe with severe effects on health, biodiversity and tourism, environmentalists and the Environment Ministry said Wednesday. 15,000 tons are expected to leak into the Mediterranean from another tank that is still burning. Two weeks ago, Israeli bombs targeted the Jiyye power station, located on the coast 30 kilometers south of Beirut. Part of the oil in storage tanks has been burning ever since and the other part is leaking into the Mediterranean.
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