Iraq: Australian troops to get depleted uranium protection
Lieutenant General Peter Leahy says a military survey group has returned from southern Iraq after talks with Japanese and British forces there.
He says the survey group was able to discuss concerns about depleted uranium in the area and the Army will now consider any implications.
But Lt Gen Leahy says the 450 Australian troops being deployed to southern Iraq will be fully protected from radiation.
"I don't think we've got results yet of the data and information that we've brought back, I think we should wait until we've seen that," he said.
"But we are well-prepared to respond to that and to make sure that when our forces deploy they have the appropriate protection and the full knowledge of where some of these things might be so that we can avoid them." Link
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