From Discovery Channel:
Oil Spill Threatens Lebanon Coast
Haro Chakmakjian, AFP
July 27, 2006 — A Lebanese NGO has launched an international appeal for help to combat the environmental crisis caused by a huge oil spill south of Beirut, more than two weeks into an Israeli air war.
“The escalating Israeli attacks on Lebanon did not only kill its civilians and destroy its infrastructure, but it is also annihilating the environment,” warned the Green Line Association.
It said an air strike two weeks ago on Jiyeh power plant which serves southern Lebanon had resulted in a 15,000-ton oil spill. …
The NGOs warned that the marine environment, including the endangered green turtle — not to mention the future tourism prospects of Lebanon — would “suffer tremendously for several years from this spill.”
See also on this from National Geographic.