‘It’ll take decades to clean’: oil spill ravages east Mediterranean


Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

At first sight there are few obvious signs of the oil spill on the Mediterranean beach. Wooden parasols stand solitary in the sand, while a few runners make their way along the waterline, enjoying the winter sun.

“The beach looks OK, but it’s all underneath,” says a volunteer, sitting at a water station on the boardwalk. “It’ll take decades to clean.”

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