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Power Plant Oil Spill; Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon | 2006-Jul-31

Initial Notification: THIS WEB SITE HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE AS A MEANS FOR SHARING OF INFORMATION BETWEEN FEDERAL AGENCIES. On July 13 and 15, 2006, storage tanks serving a power plant 30 km south of Beirut, Lebanon, were damaged by military conflict. Between 10,000 and 30,000 tons (2.5 to 8 Million Gallons)of heavy fuel oil was reported to have been released into the Mediterranean Sea.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:IFO 150
Total amount at risk of spill: 8,000,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 33° 36.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 35° 24.00′ East