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same and more chemicals again


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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 11:36:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: Gunder Frank <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
To: agf <agfrank@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: same and more chemicals again

The Times (London)
April 19 1999
Poison cloud engulfs Belgrade

Nato crippled the Serb oil industry yesterday. Tom Walker reports from

AN ecological disaster was unfolding yesterday after Nato bombed a
combined  petrochemicals, fertiliser and refinery complex on the banks of
the Danube in the northern outskirts of Belgrade.

A series of detonations that shook the whole city early yesterday sent a
toxic cloud of smoke and gas hundreds of feet into the night sky. In the
dawn the choking cloud could be seen spreading over the entire northern

Among the cocktail of chemicals billowing over hundreds of thousands of
homes were the toxic gas phosgene, chlorine and hydrochloric acid. Workers at
the industrial complex in Pancevo panicked and decided to release tons of
ethylene dichloride, a carcinogen, into the Danube, rather than risk
seeing ethylene dichloride, a carcinogen, into the Danube, rather than risk
seeing it blown up.

At least three missile strikes left large areas of the plant crippled and
oil and petrol from the damaged refinery area flowed into the river,
forming slicks up to 12 miles long. Temperatures in the collapsing plant were said
to have risen to more than 1,000C. Asked about the hazard from chemical
smoke, Nato said there was "a lot more smoke coming from burning villages
in Kosovo 

                   ANDRE GUNDER FRANK
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            We have met the enemy, and it is US 

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