News of the WeekTHE GULF WAR'S AFTERMATH

Kuwait Unveils Plan to Treat Festering Desert Wound

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Science  24 Aug 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5534, pp. 1410
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5534.1410a

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LONDON-- Ten years after the Gulf War ended, Kuwait's deserts are still drenched in crude oil, most of it spilled as Iraqi invaders beat a hasty retreat. Now the country is about to embark on a belated $1 billion effort to tackle the ecological calamity in one of the biggest environmental remediation projects ever attempted.

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