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Sami al-Abadlah, an operations manager at the power plant, estimated that it would take $11 million and four to five months to replace the six transformers. The transformers were still spewing smoke Thursday as the oil inside them burned off.

Health fears mount in Gaza

Power shortage may lead to crisis

By Anne Barnard
Globe Staff / July 2, 2006

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NUSSEIRAT, Gaza Strip -- When Israeli jets fired missiles at Gaza's only power plant Wednesday morning, the airstrikes didn't just knock out nearly half the electricity supply for 1.3 million Palestinians. They also triggered a domino effect that will lead to water shortages and sewage flooding within days if Israelis don't allow in more fuel to power emergency generators, UN ... (Full article: 1375 words)

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