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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 08:18 AM
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Air Quality an Overlooked Casualty of War
BAGHDAD A massive generator outside the Ministry of the Environment belches smoke, drips oil and roars above the noise of traffic, glaring testimony to the low priority given to protecting air quality in the warravaged Iraqi capital.

Gas flare-offs from oil fields, smoldering fires along sabotaged pipelines, groaning generators on every street corner have spread a gray haze over much of Iraq, aggravating respiratory problems and threatening caustic inversions as people brace for the dreaded heat of summer when temperatures climb past the 120-degree mark.

Electricity Minister Muhsin Shalash warned recently that the ad hoc gasoline-run electricity generators already blighting Baghdad would continue to proliferate as the mercury climbs between now and September and residents rely on them to run air conditioners and appliances.
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Nosaif estimates that the number of gas-fired generators has increased 50-fold in the capital, where wealthy and middle-class Iraqis can augment the paltry public power supply to run air conditioning and televisions, two services many consider vital now that traditional pastimes such as strolling and cafe visits are unsafe because of the ongoing insurgency.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-ira...
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 09:16 AM
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1. can't they detect the smell of VICTORY?
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