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Basra Locals Move Because of Oil Pollution

By Saleem al-Wazzan. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighting for Clean Air: Locals Living Near Basra Oil Wells Move Because of Pollution The oil wells in southern Iraq have made the areas relatively prosperous. […]

Tons of Garbage Being Dumped in Tigris

The Tigris River which bisects Baghdad and several other major Iraqi cities has about one billion cubic meters of polluted materials dumped into it, according to a senior environment expert. Azzaman news agency quotes Kamel al-Saadi, Baghdad Province’s expert on the environment, as saying that pollution was increasing in the river “at an alarming rate” […]