Thursday, July 27, 2006

Oil spill from Israeli attack on Jiyyeh pollutes 80 kms of beaches, Lebanon

The Israeli bombing of the fuel-oil tanks at the Jiyeh power plant south of Beirut resulted in a catastrophic damage to the environment. Cleaning the beaches (whenever permitted by the Israeli military) will cost 10 to 30 million dollars. Kuwait is said to have sent equipment that is still stuck in Syria on its way to Lebanon.

A map showing the extent of the oil spill..

The popular "White Sand" beach in Beirut..

The ancient port of Jbeil/Byblos..


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