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Syria's Makeshift Oil Refineries Raise Health, Environmental Concerns

While Syria's 7-year civil war has had an impact on nearly all aspects of life in the country, it also has provided many Syrians working in the oil sector with new job opportunities.   In the northeastern corner of Syria, the large oil fields have one common theme: makeshift oil refineries. The refining process involves an ad hoc oil burner and large containers with crude oil. But many locals complain that such primitive ways to produce and refine oil are leaving a...

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