||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Administration and Resources Management. ;Department of State, Washington, DC. ;National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. ;Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. ;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
On November 5, 1991, the last oil fire in Kuwait was extinguished, bringing to a close a dramatic period of achievement. Extinguishing and capping these wellheads has been Kuwait's highest economic, environmental, and health priority because of feared regional and global consequences. The booklet answers the questions most often asked by Americans about potential effects of the disaster on the environment and on the health of residents of the Gulf region, including American military and civilian personnel stationed there. U.S. government agencies to try to assess, limit, and remedy the damage caused by Iraq's environmental terrorism. While outside of the scope of the report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must be cited for its work in helping to rebuild Kuwait's infrastructure including restoration of roads, electrical power, sewer and water systems, the airport, and public buildings.