IRAQ: Environmental Nightmare Drags On
“We inherited a terrible situation when it comes to the environment,” Narmin Othman, Iraq’s environment minister.
By Stephen Leahy
Mar 21 (Tierramérica) – Four years after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and despite 22 billion dollars spent on recovery and reconstruction, Iraq’s environment remains in disastrous shape.
“The Tigris and Euphrates rivers are essentially open sewers,” Azzam Alwash, head of Nature Iraq, a conservation group based in Baghdad, told Tierramérica.