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    • Margie in Tel Aviv
    • 17.10.07 | 14:43 (IST)

    Kefraya, Lebanon ? Another oil spill, slick black waters, dead birds, local fishermen's livelihoods ruined. However this spill was not caused by the usual suspects of shady operators running rusting tankers. This spill was cause by the world's biggest cement multinational Holcim based in Switzerland. On the evening of January 5th there was a spill of 50 tonnes of fuel oil at the company's plant in north Lebanon. The oil is used to fuel the cement kilns at the plant. When we exposed the spill the following day Holcim accepted responsibility. However the clean up by the company has, so far, been completely inadequate, putting the environment and the workers at further risk. Not recent, but a sign of what happens everywhere.

    from the article: Study: Israel is biggest polluter in eastern Mediterranean
    First published 00:00 17.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.10.07
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