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November 30, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who commanded what he calls Operation Desert Hell--extinguishing hundreds of oil well fires in Kuwait--estimates that the seven-month effort cost about $1.5 billion. But the oil wasted in the burning wells was costing about $100 million a day early on, so the Kuwaiti government got something of a bargain, said Larry H. Flak, operations manager for the project. His colleagues sometimes referred to Flak, a burly, bespectacled six-footer, as the "Gen. Schwarzkopf of the oil firefighters."
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November 30, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who commanded what he calls Operation Desert Hell--extinguishing hundreds of oil well fires in Kuwait--estimates that the seven-month effort cost about $1.5 billion. But the oil wasted in the burning wells was costing about $100 million a day early on, so the Kuwaiti government got something of a bargain, said Larry H. Flak, operations manager for the project. His colleagues sometimes referred to Flak, a burly, bespectacled six-footer, as the "Gen. Schwarzkopf of the oil firefighters."
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April 9, 1991 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the pets in this town have turned black. The birds are being killed by cars because they cannot fly fast enough to get out of the way; they are too weighted down with soot. "This used to be a lovely place," resident Tareq Aliesa said, "but it has all been ruined now." Welcome to the home of Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC), a city that was once the most modern and graceful in Kuwait.
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