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skippy the bush kangaroo

Thursday, July 27, 2006

stop the freaking bombing....

along lebanon's sandy beaches and rocky headlands runs a belt of black sludge, 10,000 to 30,000 tonnes of oil that spilled into the mediterranean sea after israel bombed a power plant.

lebanon's environment ministry says the oil flooded into the sea when israeli jets hit storage tanks at the jiyyeh plant south of beirut on july 13 and 15, creating an ecological crisis that lebanon's government has neither the money nor the expertise to deal with.

but one of the main problems is that an israeli air and sea blockade in place since the war began on july 12 is hampering both the clean-up and the delivery of equipment.

"to really clean it up we need access to the sea, which we don't have," sarraf said. "we need more equipment and mobilisation but for that we need the hostilities to end."

...commercial fishing and tourism has been at a standstill since the war began because of the air and sea blockade.- reuters and motherjones
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