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For Immediate Release
January 17, 2004

Protecting Iraq's Environment
Iraq Fact of the Day

Protecting the environment and improving water quality and sanitation are crucial to bettering health conditions and hastening development in Iraq. Work is underway on six large sewage treatment plants, so that waste is no longer pumped directly into the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Projects underway will improve access to clean water for 14.5 million Iraqis.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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