Hibakusha angry at U.S. use of DU in Iraq

Atomic bomb survivors (Hibakusha) in Japan were angered by the report that the U.S. has again used depleted uranium shells in the war on Iraq.

The Hiroshima Council against A & H Bombs (Hiroshima Gensuikyo)and the Hiroshima Confederation of A- and H- Bombs Sufferers Organizations (Hiroshima Hidankyo) on March 27 sent U.S. President George W. Bush a letter of protest against the use of DU weapons and opposing the war.

Hamasaki Hitoshi, representative of a Hibakusha group in Nagasaki, said that the radioactive dust scattered by DU pose serious dangers to human health, including that of the troops as well as people going to Iraq for postwar reconstruction. (end)

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