FIJI SOLDIERS COULD BENEFIT FROM N-TEST CONTROVERSY

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (January 1, 2002 - PINA Nius Online)---A campaign by former Fiji soldiers alleging health problems because of exposure to 1950s British nuclear tests has been boosted by a new controversy in Britain.

Professor Sue Roff, from Dundee University Medical School, said she has evidence showing thousands of servicemen were exposed to radiation during N-tests in Australia and Britain's former Gilbert Islands colony, now Kiribati.

They include 300 Fiji servicemen, according to a Radio Australia report.

Professor Roff said there is evidence the British government knew of the hazards of exposing British, Australian, New Zealand and Fiji servicemen to radiation during the testing.

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