In pictures:Environmental impact of tsunami disaster
Maldives

  • Drinking water on 36 islands may have been contaminated.
  • Coral reefs/mangroves: initial conclusion suggests no large scale damage.
  • Agricultural land on 82 islands was completely or half flooded.
  • Estimated environmental cost: 78.1m ($136m).

    Photo: Tsunami damage, Maldives (AP/UN - Evan Schneider)

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