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Deadly radiation ignored in Iraq

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.11-b (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:11
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Villages surrounding Iraq's nuclear complex, Tuwaitha, just south of Baghdad, are contaminated with “deadly radiation” yet remain off limits to international inspectors, claims Greenpeace.


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    Iraqi children sleep outside the gates of the nuclear facility in Tuwaitha, 12 miles south of Baghdad

    Credit: BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

    “The occupying forces have so far refused to allow the United Nations' nuclear experts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to carry out proper documentation and decontamination in Iraq,” said a Greenpeace spokesperson. “The US authorities in Baghdad have insisted on retaining responsibility …

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