Environmental Milestones


SECURITY
1/22/1991
The Iraqi army, retreating from its occupation of Kuwait, destroys tankers, oil terminals, and oil wells, setting many on fire. The fighting and sabotage leak approximately 1.25 million tons of oil, the worst oil spill in history.

Source

CNN.com: Environmental Impact - Oil Fires and Spills Leave Hazardous Legacy

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