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Iraq and ruin


Fears of terrorism may make headlines, Terrorist fears force UK firms to cancel Iraq trip, and prompt the question 'Would you be willing to work in Iraq?' (NCE news and NCE500 6 November). But another question is whether the country is really safe for anyone.

Is the 1970s-installed Karkh treatment plant able to cope with depleted uranium?

Depleted uranium deployed by the coalition liberators presents a continuing threat to occupation troops and civilians alike.

Does anybody know whether the US Agency for International Development plans to award a contract for dealing with this mess?

Trevor Johnson, Cambrai, France, trevj@wowmail. com

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