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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Environmental Disaster In Lebanon

Posted by on August 17 at 11:54 AM

An oil spill as large as the 1989 Exxon Valdez accident continues to spread off the coast of Lebanon, and no one is doing anything to clean it up.

According to a spokesman for the Lebanese environmental ministry, “What we have here is equivalent to a tanker sinking, and 20,000 to 30,000 tons reaching the shoreline.” The slick, which poses a direct threat to marine life and could increase the risk of cancer to people near the affected area, now covers 105 miles of Lebanon’s coastline; environmentalists and health officials say it could take 10 years for the shoreline to recover.

NASA has an image of the oil spill; the oil appears as a slightly darker shade of blue on the lighter ocean surface.


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You missed this important line from the BBC in your post:

"The spill was caused by Israeli bombing of the Jiyyeh power station"

I'm sure glad things are getting better in the Middle East.

I thought it was larger than the Exxon Valdez oil spill, actually.

Israel is not to blame for this oil spill. Jewish people are just, and Judaism is a religion of peace. I'll bet the terrorist might have spilled that oil themselves to make Israel look bad.

All local Jews must support Israel in this time of war. To blame Israel for this oil spill is anti-semitic. That sounds like something Mel Gibson would say.

Mel Gibson is always blaming Jews for causing wars, and Israel for causing oil spills. I expect more from The Stranger. The Jewish people are the most oppressed group on the planet. Compared to the Holocaust, this oil spill is meaningless.

They're too busy trying not to get nuked by Israel despite their little "cease fire".

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