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After the Syrian War: A Huge, Costly Cleanup

War destroys people, infrastructure and economies, but activists say we still don’t have a clear idea of its long-term impact on the environment and civilian health -- much less, who should be responsible for the clean-up. Five years into the Syrian conflict, about half of all urban areas are in ruin, says Wim Zwijnenburg, project leader for PAX, a humanitarian disarmament group based in the Netherlands.  Left behind are millions of tons of “conflict rubble” – a mix of crushed...

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