1,000 Iraqis at Risk of Nuclear Contamination, Says IAEA

“More than 1,000 Iraqis who live south of Baghdad within the bombed and looted complex that was once the centre of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear programme are at acute risk of radioactive poisoning, the UN’s nuclear authority said yesterday.

The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said it was launching a clean-up operation at the Tuwaitha plant, 14 miles south of Baghdad, and appealed for international involvement in what it said would be a long-term challenge.” [Full story]