US troops’ ‘toxic legacy’ in Iraq

Iraqis say hazardous materials being left behind pose serious health risks for them.

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The US military has been accused of leaving behind a legacy of toxic waste, as troops prepare to withdraw from Iraq.

Officials deny the claim but doctors say they have treated people who have had contact with hazardous materials from US bases and there are concerns about dangerous waste being processed by private contractors.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh reports. July 29, 2010

Source: Al Jazeera