U.S. TROOPS
AND IRAQIS
ARE BEING POISONED
BY RADIOACTIVE WASTE.

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?

 

 

U-238 MUNITIONS LINKS ("Depleted" Uranium)

Science of Science Fiction? Facts, Myths and Propaganda In The Debate Over Depleted Uranium Weapons
by Dan Fahey
http://www.antenna.nl/wise/uranium/pdf/dumyths.pdf

Contamination of Persian Gulf War Veterans
and Others by Depleted Uranium.
by Leonard A. Dietz
http://www.antenna.nl/wise/uranium/dfac.html

US Forces’ Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons is ‘Illegal’
by Neil Mackay of the Sunday Herald
http://www.sundayherald.com/32522

Death By Slow Burn: How America Nukes Its Own Troops
by Amy Worthington
http://proliberty.com/observer/20030401.htm

Bibiolography: Miliary Use of Depleted Uranium
http://www.antenna.nl/wise/uranium/dlit.html

Weapons of Mass Deception: What the Pentagon Doesn’t Want Us To Know About Depleted Uranium
by Frida Berrigan
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/062903H.shtml

Extreme Birth Deformities caused by Uranium 238
http://www.web-light.nl/VISIE/extremedeformities.html


War's Unintended Effects: Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Lingers as Health Concern
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/iraq2002/133581_du04.html
Iraqi Cancers, Birth Defects Blamed on U.S. Depleted Uranium
and other articles by Larry Johnson
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/search/pisearch.asp?rank=date&matches=250&UserQuery=depleted+uranium

A list of Facilities for Fabrication of Depleted Uranium Ammunition
http://www.antenna.nl/wise/uranium/dfac.html#AMMFAB

NHNE NEWS LIST ARTICLES:
U.S. to use depleted uranium weapons in Iraq (3/16/2003):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/4762
U.S. stocking uranium-rich bombs? (3/11/2003):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/4687
Uranium Munitions: The War Against Ourselves (2/18/2003):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/4493
Depleted Uranium Toxicity in Afghanistan (& Iraq) (12/11/2001):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nhnenews/message/2385

Sites relating to the effects of taking nerve agent antidotes and being in contact with Depleted Uranium... (from an open letter to a bunch of celebrities on August 7, 2003 by Jon Rappaport)
http://www.mindfully.org/Health/Gulf-Children-Defects.htm
http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9712/08/briefs/gulf.war.birth.defect/
http://www.chronicillnet.org/online/children.html
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/news/na_med_16jun.htm
http://www.af.mil/news/Jun1997/n19970605_970669.html

Campaign Against Depleted Uranium
(A UK organization -- hasn’t updated site since GWII began, but good information and links nonetheless.)
http://www.cadu.org.uk/intro.htm

DU Watch - a source for all kinds of DU information
http://www.stopnato.org.uk/du-watch/index.htm

BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1122566.stm

DU FAQs

1) WHAT IS DEPLETED URANIUM?
There's nothing depleted about it. It's Uranium 238.
To create fuel for nuclear reactors, the fissionable isotope uranium 235 (“enriched uranium”) is separated out from natural uranium. 99.8% of what is left after that separation process is uranium 238, misleadingly called “depleted uranium” or DU. This substance is not as safe as that name makes it sound. U-238 is radioactive waste. It is radioactive. It has a half-life of 45 billion years. Since U-238 is a waste product of nuclear energy producers, it is a plentiful and affordable substance to obtain for weapons development.

2) WHY IS U-238 USED?
The high density and hardness of U-238 makes it a tempting ingredient for tank armor and munitions manufacturing. U-238 is also a pyphoric -- it burns spontaneously upon impact.

3) WHY SHOULDN’T U-238 BE USED IN WEAPONS?
When U-238 munitions burn, they release tiny ceramic aerosols -- uranium oxide particles which are small enough to be inhaled and which emit alpha, beta and gamma radiation. The particles that are not inhaled by humans or animals can travel long distances in the air, eventually settling on surfaces — perhaps on a child’s toy or or a piece of food or a body of water. No matter where they land, these particles are radioactive and will continue to poison anyone who comes into contact with them. For 45 billion years.

4) WHAT DOES U-238 DO TO THOSE EXPOSED TO IT?
In dust form, U-238 is absorbed through the lungs and contaminates the bloodstream with radioactive chemical poison. Symptoms of U-238 poisoning range from fatigue to kidney failure to lymphoma. U-238 levels can be measured in bodily fluids of the exposed party, such as urine or semen. Unfortunately, the kidneys usually cannot filter out enough U-238 to save the exposed party from cancer, but some of the poison does get excreted — which explains why women who have intercourse with a man who was exposed may feel a burning sensation and develop U-238 poisoning symptoms themselves; and which is why the offspring of people exposed to U-238 are often severely deformed. Just do a google image search: depleted uranium/birth defects. It’s too horrible to be believed.

5) WHAT CAN I DO?

GET INFORMED. Read articles. Ask questions. Call nuclear scientists, journalists, doctors, your congressional reps. Get your questions answered and don't stop until you do. Most people don't know this information because the media is not delivering it.

DEMAND REPORTING FROM THE MEDIA. Email. Call. Send letters. Stage awareness events. Provide the media with information to get them interested in researching this under-reported information.

EXPRESS YOURSELF PRIVATELY. Once you're informed, tell your friends. Email everyone. Cause a stir in your own circle. Distribute credible written info. Write personal letters to all your government officials. Demand that the U.S. stop using and producing U-238 weapons immediately.

EXPRESS YOURSELF PUBLICLY. Organize with friends for local awareness campaigns. Join or create a national or international U-238 awareness campaign. Think structurally to get your message out. Attract the media to your awareness events. Stage peaceful protests at facilities that manufacture U-238 munitions. Stage peaceful protests in front of the courthouse. The capital. I hear there's another anti-war march on Washington on October 25th. Go there. Join the throngs. Carry signs that read I'M AN AMERICAN TAX-PAYER, AND I DEMAND THAT YOU STOP USING U-238 MUNITIONS.

VOTE!!! We must elect new leadership to lead our nation out of the business of war crimes. Volunteer for your candidate of choice. Ask that candidate to speak out about depleted uranium munitions.