Abadi warns of environmental degradation in Basra and calls for swift action

Baghdad scales News - Warned Deputy for the province of Basra on Saturday, from environmental degradation suffered by the province of Basra as a result of the continuing escalation of toxic fumes from the oil fields, as he emphasized that these vapors increased cancer rate, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called "quick visit" to the province.

The MP said Zaher al-Abadi told a press conference the parliament building and attended / scales News / "There is a surge of toxic gases contaminated resulting from the oil fields, which took threaten the conservative environment and led to the spread of epidemics and diseases of cancer," stressing "the presence of other contaminants in the province is to increase the salinity of the water which led to the spread of lung and skin diseases and the migration of fish as a result of their inability to live in contaminated water."

He said al-Abadi, that "there are a lot of agricultural land has been lost as a result of not being able to be reclaimed," calling for "exposing corruption files concerning the elimination of salinity projects which cost billions."

He called al-Abadi, a deputy from the reform bloc, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to "do a quick visit to the province with his Minister of Finance and Water Resources to reassure the people of Basra that the government bygone Bagatthm" .anthy / 29 / d 24