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First the U.S. invaded Iraq — then left it poisoned via Beyond Nuclear International

Scientist: Bombs, bullets and military hardware abandoned by U.S. forces have left Iraq “toxic for millennia” By David Masciotra The political and moral culture of the United States allows for bipartisan cooperation to destroy an entire country, killing hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Baby Teeth of Iraqi Children Tell Troubling Tale of War’s Toxic Impacts via Common Dreams

In an effort to learn more about the impacts of long-term exposure to heavy metals and other toxins associated with warzone bombardments and military installations, a new study released Friday examined a sample of donated teeth and discovered that the … Continue reading

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Missing Radioactive Material Found Dumped in South Iraq via NBC

BAGHDAD — A “highly dangerous” radioactive material that went missing in Iraq has been found dumped near a petrol station in the southern town of Zubair, environment ministry spokesman Ameer Ali said on Sunday. Ali said it had not been … Continue reading

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How the World Health Organisation covered up Iraq’s nuclear nightmare via The Guardian 

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe Last month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published a long awaited document summarising the findings of an in-depth investigation into the prevalence of congenital birth … Continue reading

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WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by Depleted Uranium via World News Daily Information Clearing House

By Denis Halliday September 13, 2013 “Information Clearing House – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons … Continue reading

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When the US Used Cancer as a Weapon via Counterpunch

By Jeffrey St. Clair At the close of the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was denounced as a ferocious villain for ordering his retreating troops to destroy Kuwaiti oil fields, clotting the air with poisonous clouds of black smoke and … Continue reading

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Iraq records huge rise in birth defects via The Independent

It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their “City of Mosques” to “the polluted … Continue reading

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Exhibit draws attention to cancer victims in Iraq via The Japan Times Online

An exhibition of about 50 photos and drawings by and of young cancer patients in Iraq and people in Fukushima Prefecture affected by the nuclear disaster opened Wednesday at a restaurant in Tokyo, hosted by the Japanese nongovernmental group active … Continue reading

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