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More garbage from Iraq.

charrison

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Oct 13, 1999
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FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY
CITY-WIDE GARBAGE COLLECTION
BEGINS IN BAGHDAD

Baghdad, Iraq?August 17, 2003?All Baghdad residents, regardless of social or economic status, have access to garbage collection for the first time in city history this week. The Coalition Provisional Authority in conjunction with the City of Baghdad is proud to announce the establishment of the first city-wide garbage collection system.

Under the regime of Saddam Hussein only the most prominent Baghdad residents received garbage collection services. No consistent, universal system existed except in the wealthiest areas of town. Even then, garbage was collected only if residents tipped the city workers who came into their neighborhoods.

This week, more than 1400 trucks have begun running a series of new routes reaching every part of the city. The trucks run two to three times per day to collect the more than 22,000 tons of waste generated every week. It is the first time that residents will have these services regardless of social or economic status.
 

Czar

Lifer
Oct 9, 1999
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well, after what I have been hearing on the bbc for many weeks now in interviews with people who were in Baghdad, reporters, aid workers, UN workers and so on, garbage was being collected normaly before the war.
 

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