Postwar Iraq Paying Heavy Environmental Price

“Iraq’s environmental problems – among the world’s worst – range from a looted nuclear site which needs cleaning up to sabotaged oil pipelines, a U.N. official said on Thursday.

“An improvement is almost impossible in these security conditions. Chemicals are seeping into groundwater and the situation is becoming worse and creating additional health problems,” said Pekka Haavisto, Iraq task force chairman at the United Nations Environmental Programme.” Full Story