Under Poisoned Skies
Investigating Iraq's deadly pollution problem
Gas flaring has long been known to be both a major polluter and a serious health hazard. In Iraq, where the practice is particularly out of control, it's ruining ordinary people's lives, leaving communities ravaged by abnormally high levels of cancer. With oil giants like BP using a loophole to avoid reporting emissions, and governmental promises to end the practice ringing hollow, what will it take to eradicate toxic pollution from Iraq's skies?