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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:44 PM
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Lebanese Oil Slick Now On Its Way North To Turkey - Times Of London
HOLIDAY BEACHES in Cyprus and Turkey are at risk from an oil slick that is being described by Greenpeace as the worst environmental disaster ever experienced in the Mediterranean.

As much as 35,000 tonnes of oil has spilt into the sea after the Israelis bombed a Beirut power station on July 15. The Lebanese environment minister, Yacoub al-Sarraf, says the pollution will have terrible consequences, not only for our own country but for all the countries of the eastern Mediterranean.

How much more oil may yet leak into the sea from the power station is unknown. Tanks above ground are still burning, and tens of thousands of tonnes remain in fractured underground reservoirs just yards from the sea.

The Lebanese beaches, which are breeding grounds for green turtles, are now covered in a deadly black sludge, and the Israeli blockade has prevented clean-up crews from containing the spill.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2100-2298836,00...



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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:51 PM
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1. Oh good. Let's sludge the beaches too. n/t
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bronxiteforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 04:56 PM
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2. humanity on its way to dusty death with its wars
Edited on Sun Aug-06-06 04:56 PM by bronxiteforever
Shrub and company with their emphasis on violence and greed and oil addiction is going to bite us big time.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 05:02 PM
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3. This insanity was purposefully done with US weapons! NO MORE!
Israel and all others as insane must be disarmed. We don't ever need to see this wanton destruction and killing ever again under the disguise of protecting themselves.
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LiberalArkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 06:00 PM
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4. One can only hope that the currents will bring it South to Israel.
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