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  • Sewage spills, contaminated water and Iranian building materials found at US-funded prison site in Afghanistan

    By J.P. LAWRENCE
    Published: October 27, 2020

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Inspectors found contaminated drinking water, overflowing sewage and materials purchased from Iran at a recently completed $11.3 million wastewater treatment plant funded by the U.S. at Afghanistan’s largest prison, a Pentagon watchdog agency said Tuesday.

    Staff are at risk due to safety and maintenance deficiencies found at the wastewater treatment facility for Pul-e Charki prison on the eastern outskirts of Kabul, a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said.

    ... The spilled sewage, close to the prison’s water supply, could be the cause of the contaminated tap water, the report said.

    ... The State Department in its response generally agreed with SIGAR’s findings and said they had addressed some of the problems already.

    https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific...istan-1.650064
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    Pul-e-Charkhi Prison (Pashto/Persian: زندان پل چرخی), also known as the Afghan National Detention Facility, is the largest prison in Afghanistan. As of 2018, it holds up to 5,000 inmates

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pul-e-Charkhi_prison
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