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Iraqi father in legal first against BP over son’s death

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Hussein Julood has started legal action against UK oil giant BP over the death of his 21-year-old son.
Julood alleges the burning off of gas at a BP-run oil field in Iraq, a practice known as flaring caused his son leukaemia.
The case is believed to be the first time an individual has started legal action against a major oil firm over its flaring practices.
Gas flaring is the burning of gas released in oil extraction and very dangerous for human health as the gas can contain a mixture of harmful cancer-causing chemicals such as benzene.
Recall that, Rumaila oil field has the highest documented levels of flaring in the world as reported by the World Bank.

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