The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that between 10,000 and 15,000 Tons (11,000-16,500 tons) of fuel oil leaked from an electric power plant bombed south of Beirut by Israel last month.Click here to read more.
It polluted about 150 kilometers (93 miles) of the Lebanese coast and spread north into Syrian waters, officials said.
The Nairobi-based UN Environmental Program (UNEP) said Israeli authorities had given it safety assurances for aerial UN surveillance missions flights on the Lebanese coast that would soon be getting underway in a bid to prevent the spill from causing further damage.
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