July 23, 2020

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Rmeilan (Syria) (AFP) – In his village near a northeast Syria oil facility, Abdulkarim Matar said he has watched his horses die because of oil spills that have polluted waterways in the resource-rich region.The landowner said winter floods caused oil waste from a nearby storage facility to spill over onto his land.”The oil waste… sticks to our soil and agricultural lands” the 48-year-old said, complaining of a poor harvest in the village of Abu Hajar.”I have lost two Arabian horses because of the river water”, he added, explaining they had drunk water contaminated by oil.Oil pollution in Syr…

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