As oil spill from Israel devastates Lebanon, local communities rush to save their coastline

“It was obvious during the first week of the oil spill that no one from the government was going to do anything,” Youssef Jundi, director the Lebanese Diving Center told The New Arab. “When something like this happens, you expect the Ministries of Environment and Labour to be on the ground and responsible for fixing this disaster, but till now there has been no plan made for official clean up.” Nearly two months have passed since a massive oil spill off the coast of Israel began blackening the southern coast of Lebanon, adding an environmental crisis to the country’s recent hardships. With eac…

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