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ecocide by Iraqi forces in Gulf War


A neologism for an environmental holocaust caused either deliberately*, or by irresponsibility**, considered in tandem with the health costs of a degraded ecosystem.

*For example., the Kuwaiti oil fires lit by departing Iraqi forces in the Gulf War **As an example, ignoring the environmental impact of manufacturing processes in the former Soviet bloc. Per the World Health Organization, the maximum radioactivity level is exceeded by 5-fold in 150 cities in Russia, and by 10-fold in 86 cities; 75% of Russia’s surface water is polluted and only 1⁄2 of the nation’s water is safe for drinking after treatment

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