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25 August 2006

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Ecological disaster looms in wake of Israeli bombings
The Lebanese are overwhelmed by what happened on their land but there is very little they can do about their sea
  • We are so helpless facing this environmental catastrophe for lack of means
  • The recent oil spill came as a result of Israeli bombing of fuel cisterns that supply an electricity generation station south of Beirut
  • It is estimated that the amount of fuel spilled as a result of the bombing is equivalent to the load of several big tankers – no figures in tons are available yet
  • It is well known that the sea currents travel north
  • By bombing this facility, Israel was sure that the slick will not affect them as it will travel north towards Beirut, Turkey, Cyprus and possibly even Athens

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