Engage Today, 18 April 2010, Between October and December 1995, the US Army’s Depleted Uranium (DU) Project completed a series of training videos and manuals about depleted uranium munitions. This training regimen was developed as the result of recommendations made in the January 1993 General Accounting Office (GAO) report, Army Not Adequately Prepared to Deal with Depleted Uranium Contamination. (more…)
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A Most Persistent War Crime: Depleted Uranium and the Balkans Eleven Years After The Balkans Bombings:Depleted Uranium in NATO Bombs Remains Deadly by Ljubica Vujadinovic, 18 Aprol 2010, A leading Serbian expert in the field says the NATO’s use of depleted uranium ammunition in it’s aggression on Serbia has caused enormous increase in cancer rates and number of newborn with malformations.“Depleted uranium is not only radioactive, as any other heavy metal, it is very toxic as well,” explained doctor Radomir Kovacevic, from the Institute for radiology protection “Dr. Dragomir Karajovic” in Belgrade.“It is nephrotoxic, so it primary affects kidneys, then liver and spleen. In other words, once the depleted uranium enters a human body the whole organism is poisoned.”
The DU is known as a “bone-seeker” – in the human body it tends to get permanently attached to the skeleton.
In Vranje area, a number of newborn with malformations has increased from 21 cases in 1998, to 73 in 2008. The total number of newborn didn’t change – it was from 800 to 1000 babies per year.
VIDEO: 7th Southwest Uranium Forum CENSORED NEWS:April 6, 2010 Listen and watch the Native American environmental movement icons of this era!Norman Patrick Brown, Navajo, says there’s over 1,000 radioactive tailings sites today on the Navajo Nation. “How does one heal a land, how does one heal a person’s DNA? How does one reclaim a sacred site?” (more…)
VIDEO Poison Bullets: Depleted Uranium factor covered-up? Health Knowledge April 6th, 2010 Many American and British soldiers who have returned from Iraq are complaining about Depleted Uranium-related illnesses. They accuse both the Pentagon and the UK Ministry of Defense of covering up the problem. Poison Bullets follows doctors and experts as they voice their opposing views in the DU controversy and travels to the US, Great Britain, Jordan, Iraq and Spain, where we meet many of those who are victims of both DU-related diseases and the indifference of government officials.