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Date:  Sun, 25 Apr 1999 20:25:59 +0900
From: Hendrik
To: Multiple recipients of NETSOURCE-L <netsource-l@mail.think.service>
Subject:  [NS] On the Environmental Impact of Modern Warfare (4)

Excerpt from InfoBeat Morning Coffee Edition for Friday, April 23, 1999

*** Serbs say bombs damage ecology

PANCEVO, Yugoslavia (AP) - Normally spring green, the wheat fields
blackened overnight, enveloped by a thick, eye-stinging vapor that
moved slowly northward. For local farmers, the black rain that
discolored their fields added a new fear to their struggle to endure
NATO airstrikes - a toxic harvest this fall. Recent hits on the
country's biggest oil refinery and a fertilizer plant left a chemical
pall hanging over the fertile farmland just northeast of Belgrade.
Plant manager Miralem Djindo claimed catastrophe was averted only
because tanks normally holding 20,000 tons of choking ammonia were
empty. Toxicologist Slobodan Tosevic said the hit caused some leakage
of phosgene, a poison gas with the smell of newly mowed hay. See


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