No WMD, only pollution

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Weapons of mass pollution The un Environment Programme (unep) has said thousands of contaminated industrial and military sites left over from wars in Iraq must urgently be cleaned up to stop further harm to health and environment. They assessed five contaminated sites in the last 18 months to train Iraqi specialists to detect the risks, analyse harmful chemicals and eventually clean up such sites. The sites include chemical and petrochemical factories, mines, military scrap yards and sites polluted by depleted uranium. Almost all the sites have been repeatedly looted after they were destroyed or bombed during conflicts.

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