Baghdad Landfill Project Poses Challenges The U.S. military has broken ground on a new landfill on the southern edge of Baghdad. The two-month project is expected to employ 2,000 Iraqi laborers and remove garbage from the streets of at least one neighborhood. But putting a system in place may be easier than making it work. NPR's Emily Harris reports.
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Baghdad Landfill Project Poses Challenges

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Baghdad Landfill Project Poses Challenges

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Baghdad Landfill Project Poses Challenges

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The U.S. military has broken ground on a new landfill on the southern edge of Baghdad. The two-month project is expected to employ 2,000 Iraqi laborers and remove garbage from the streets of at least one neighborhood. But putting a system in place may be easier than making it work. NPR's Emily Harris reports.