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 Sabotage in Iraq

SpillsSabotage in Iraq

On 14 September 2004, saboteurs attacked a location where several pipelines met to cross the Tigris River near the city of Beiji, 250 km north of Baghdad. The burning crude oil escaping from the fractured pipelines ran downhill into the river. It took 3 days to control the fire. The attack occurred just as technicians had finished repairing two valves damaged by a previous explosion.

Name: Sabotage in Iraq

Date: 14 september 2004

Location: Iraq

Accident area: 250 km north of Baghdad

Cause of spill: attack

Type of pollutant: crude oil

Structure type: pipeline

Last update: June 2006

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