Iran: paralyzed by environmental neglect

Iran: paralyzed by environmental neglect | All media content | DW.COM | 06.03.2017

“In Ahwaz, the instruments that monitor pollution from particulates were out of action for days. “Within hours, there was dust everywhere. Suddenly, I had red spots on my whole body. My skin felt like it was on fire and I was hospitalized,” Rosita told DW. She is a teacher in Khuzestan, the capital of a province rich in oil….

Iranian politicians like to refer to their country as an “island of stability” in the Middle East. But the country has severe environmental problems, and nobody feels responsible – with wide-reaching consequences.”

 

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