Monday, June 20, 2011

Study Finds Munitions Used in Afghanistan Actually Improve Environment

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN--For most countries, the waste of a war contributes to environmental pollution -- spent ammunition, broken buildings, the scrap metal of destroyed vehicles and civilian infrastructure, and the assorted few radioactive munitions leave behind slightly radioactive debris.

In Afghanistan, a study has found that the country was so used up and barren before the war that environmental pollution left behind is actually enriching the soil and the country. Scrap iron can be recycled into new items. Bombs cultivate the soil and reveal rich earth under the parched burnt topsoil.   -CE

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