• Kyodo


Japanese peace activists plan to visit Iraq next week to investigate possible radioactive hazards from depleted uranium rounds used by the U.S. military.

The four-member group, led by Haruko Moritaki, head of a Hiroshima antinuclear group, plans to leave for Iraq on Tuesday and stay in the country for 10 days.

Other members of the group include Nobuo Kazashi, a professor of Kobe University, and Naomi Toyota, a professional photographer who covered the war.

Moritaki said the group plans to visit Baghdad and the southern city of Basra to check for radioactivity in government buildings and other military targets believed to have been hit by depleted uranium rounds.

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