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U.S. calls looting from nuke site no risk
The Washington Times ^ | May22, 2003 | Paul Martin

Posted on 05/22/2003 8:54:22 AM PDT by FairOpinion

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:03:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

BAGHDAD U.S. military inspection teams have concluded that material looted from Iraq's main nuclear facility at Tuwaitha poses little or no danger to the people who stole it and cannot be converted into an effective "dirty bomb."

After cleaning up two small areas of spillage outside the facility, the Washington-based Nuclear Disablement Team determined that the radiation level was no more than double the dosage every human absorbs daily, officials said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dirtybomb; iraq; looting; nuclear; nuke; radiation; sickness; tuwaitha; uranium; yellowcake
Another hysterical liberal looting story meets the truth...
1 posted on 05/22/2003 8:54:23 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
Hyperventilating bump.
2 posted on 05/22/2003 9:00:21 AM PDT by js1138
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To: FairOpinion
Radioactive waste thieves characterized by The Matrix's Agent Smith: "Your men are already dead."
3 posted on 05/22/2003 9:00:23 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (Ritualistic conformity = wasted minds.)
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He said a huge troop deployment would have been needed to avoid plunder in other parts of the Tuwaitha complex, which sprawls over almost 6 square miles.

Why don't they understand that? How were U.S. forces going to guard this area, secure the city and fight the war at the same time?

Yes, its a shame what happened to the families in the below article. Sorry that men broke into the facility and stole buckets that they later used to put drinking water in.

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Dangerous Loot South of Baghdad (Iraqis near a nuclear research site become ill after materials are pilfered.)

RIYDAH VILLAGE, Iraq -- Elifat Rusum Saber, 14, has been nauseated, tired and bleeding from the nose since her brother brought home metal and chemicals from the neighboring Tuwaitha nuclear research center two days after the fall of Baghdad.

4 posted on 05/22/2003 12:41:41 PM PDT by Aaron0617
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