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2006-08-03 09:33:20

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Oil leaking from a bombed power station in Lebanon has reached the coastline of neighboring Syria and is spreading north, the Kenya-based United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said. Israeli jets hit storage tanks at the Jiyyeh plant south of the Lebanese capital Beirut at the beginning of the war, spilling an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 metric tons of oil into the Mediterranean. "Satellite imagery ... now shows that the oil slick has entered Syrian waters and...