Dear Ministry of Defence,
previous statements from the MoD have indicated that hazard awareness work was undertaken by UK forces in southern Iraq following the 2003 invasion. The purpose was to educate Iraqi civilians about the hazards posed by sites and equipment contaminated by depleted uranium munitions.
I would like to know:
- Who undertook the work;
- Details of any cooperation with US forces or the Iraqi authorities in the hazard awareness programme;
- The scope of the work i.e. areas covered, length of time it took place for, who it was focused on and its cost;
- How many contaminated sites were marked and fenced in line with recommendations from international agencies.
Please could you also provide copies of any risk education materials - such as leaflets (in English or Arabic) and provide examples of the language and images used for signs marking contaminated sites.
Dear Mr Weir,
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Lieutenant Colonel Peter Sonnex | International Humanitarian Law Policy
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Dear Mr Weir,
PSA final response to your Freedom of Information request.
Deputy Business Manager, Security Policy & Operations, Main Building,
Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB.
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