Army Tapped To Lead Oil Well Firefighting, Restoration

By Dan Dupont / March 25, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Army will serve as executive agent for U.S. plans to extinguish Iraqi oil well fires and assess the damage to oil facilities caused during the ongoing war, the Defense Department announced yesterday. The plan "encompasses the full range of activities that might be necessary to restore or continue the operation of the Iraqi oil infrastructure, which is of vital importance to the future health of Iraq's economy," a DOD statement reads. U.S. officials have said they fear that Iraq,...

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