The tar that reached southern Lebanon following the recent Israeli oil spill has spread to more Lebanese areas, polluting beaches and threatening marine life.
The dangerous pollutant has reached Beirut and the beaches of Byblos, Batroun, and Chekka, not to mention Tripoli, experts in Lebanon told Sky News Arabia on Friday.
The tar traveled northward with the help of strong winds, which also recontaminated some southern beaches that had already been cleaned, including in Tyre.
Dr. Milad Fakhry, an environmental expert, told the same source that Lebanese beaches may face new waves of tar in the future.
Fakhry said that a specialized committee from the United Nations is helping conduct a survey of the Lebanese beach from the southern Tyre Nature Reserve to Beirut, as the Lebanese team has faced difficulty identifying moving tar spots.
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