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Israeli attacks cause major oil spill July 29, 2006 7:55 AM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200607/s1699116.htm Last Update: Friday, July 28, 2006. 7:00am (AEST) Israeli attacks cause major oil spill ------------------------------------- By foreign affairs editor Peter Cave Environmentalists say a huge oil spill caused by an Israeli air strike on a power station in southern Lebanon has caused one of the worst environmental crises in the country's history. The Green Line Association, an environmental non-government organisation in Beirut, says 15,000 tonnes of oil have spilled into the ocean following the bombing of the Jiyeh power plant, which serves the south of the country. It says the spill has affected 100 kilometres of coastline, including Beirut's beaches. The association says the marine environment, including an endangered green turtle, and the country's future tourism prospects will suffer for years to come. The group has called for urgent help from other countries, claiming the Israeli attacks on Lebanon are killing not only civilians and destroying the country's infrastructure but also annihilating the environment. Traducción en Español: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2Fnewsitems%2F200607%2Fs1699116.htm&langpair=en%7Ces&hl=es&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Tradução no Português: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2Fnewsitems%2F200607%2Fs1699116.htm&langpair=en%7Cpt&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools Traduction dans Français: http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abc.net.au%2Fnews%2Fnewsitems%2F200607%2Fs1699116.htm&langpair=en%7Cfr&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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