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U.S. Battles Baghdad's Sewage Woes
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U.S. Battles Baghdad's Sewage Woes

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U.S. Battles Baghdad's Sewage Woes

U.S. Battles Baghdad's Sewage Woes
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Looters have stripped machinery at two of Baghdad's main treatment plants, allowing sewage to seep into the city's streets. The problem raises the prospect of cholera outbreaks and other public health concerns. U.S. administrators say it may take more than a year before the sewer system returns to pre-war efficiency. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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