AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ: DOD Should Improve Adherence to Its Guidance on Open Pit Burning and Solid Waste Management

October 2010
GAO Reports;10/15/2010, preceding p1
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The article presents the study of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which deals on open pit burning and solid waste management in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), burn pit emissions can potentially harm human health that may even lead them to death. Also noted are the various DOD guidance documents to discourage the long-term use of burn pits and encourage the use of incinerators and landfills to manage the risk.


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