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U.S. Battles Baghdad's Sewage Woes

Looters have stripped machinery at two of Baghdad's main treatment plants, allowing sewage to seep into the city's streets. The problem raises the prospect of cholera outbreaks and other public health concerns. U.S. administrators say it may take more than a year before the sewer system returns to pre-war efficiency. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.