New Open-source Blog on Oil Pollution in Libya
In his latest open-source blog, Wim Zwijnenburg, the Humanitarian Disarmament Project for the dutch NGO PAX, looks at the attacks against oil infrastructure in Libya.
“In the areas around oil terminals at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, clashes continued for days. As a result of the shelling, various oil tanks at the Fida Oil Farm, west of the Ras Lanuf oil terminal were hit and caught fire. These clashed demonstrates the dangers associated with fighting in and nearby industrial facilities storing large quanitities of potential hazardous substances and the wider risks associated with a chemical incident in armed conflicts.”
The article provides a brief outline on open-source reporting and satellite imagery from the area and a brief background the ongoing targeting of the oil infrastructure in Libya.
You can read the whole piece here.
Wim Zwijnenburg works on conflict and environment related issues in the Middle East, the use and proliferation of emerging military technologies and arms trade.