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Just saw this from UK Times online......,,18690-1509979,00.html


March 04, 2005

Somalia's Secret Dumps of Toxic Waste Washed Ashore by Tsunami

From Jonathan Clayton in Johannesburg

THE huge waves which battered northern Somalia after the tsunami in December are believed to have stirred up tonnes of nuclear and toxic waste illegally dumped in the war-racked country during the early 1990s.

Apart from killing about 300 people and destroying thousands of homes, the waves broke up rusting barrels and other containers and hazardous waste dumped along the long, remote shoreline, a spokesman for the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) said.

"Initial reports indicate that the tsunami waves broke open containers full of toxic waste and scattered the contents. We are talking about everything from medical waste to chemical waste products," Nick Nuttal, the Unep spokesman, told The Times.

"We know this material is on the land and is now being blown around and possibly carried to villages. What we do not know is the full extent of the problem."...***

Here is a link that might be useful: Tsunami

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