2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Mar 2005 05:54:56 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] "Australian troops may be exposed to uranium" in Iraq
Australian troops may be exposed to uranium

By Luke McIlveen
The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
March 9, 2005

THE army is investigating the possibility that 450 Australian troops bound for Iraq could be exposed to toxic materials, including uranium.
The troops will be deployed to Al Muthanna province in southern Iraq, an area suspected of being a dumping ground for depleted uranium left by US forces in the Gulf War.

An Australian Army reconnaissance team has been in Iraq to investigate the presence of uranium and other safety threats, and is due to report back this week.

Defence authorities confirmed they were investigating the uranium threat to the Diggers, who will be sent to Iraq in May to protect Japanese military engineers.


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Lenny Siegel
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