Gulf Oil Spill Shuts Down Two UAE Desalination Plants
The UAE emirates of Sharjah and Ajman have temporarily closed two desalination plantssupplying them with sweet water because of a spreading oil slick from a sunken barge offthe UAE. The 11,000-ton barge, which was reportedly carrying Iraqi fuel oil, sank in highwinds on 7 January and about 4,000 tons of the product were spilled. Most of the leaksfrom the barge were sealed on 12 January. The sunken barge...