Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requires Action
Monday, 31 July 2006, 1:39 pm
Opinion: Dr. Doug Rokke Ph.D.
Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action By President Bush, Prime Minister Blair, and Prime Minister Olmert
Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD.,
former Director, U.S. Army Depleted Uranium project
July 24, 2006
The delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker busters bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States to Israel for use against targets in Lebanon will result in additional radioactive and chemical toxic contamination with consequent adverse health and environmental effects throughout the middle east.
Today, U.S., British, and now Israeli military personnel are using illegal uranium munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs" while U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, and British Ministry of Defence officials deny that...
sigue en http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0607/S00452.htm
The long-term effects from over a decade of DU exposure are emerging in southern Iraq. They are devastating. However, the increased amount of radioactive material used in Afghanistan (3 times greater than in Iraq in 1991) and Iraq in 2003 (6-10 times greater than 1991) will travel throughout a larger area and affect many more people. The impact on future generations is unknown but will also prove to be devastating. Countries within a thousand miles of Iraq will be affected20. [The radii of the circles approximate a distance of 1000 miles.]
800 tons of DU is equivalent to 83,000 Nagasaki bombs
The amount of DU used in Iraq in 2003 is equivalent in atomicity to nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs. [Busby has calculated that 1900 tons of DU is equivalent to 60TBq of alpha and beta particulate activity20.]
In the Fall of 2003, it was announced in the news that India is about to suffer a major AIDS epidemic. Is this related to the contamination of Afghanistan and Iraq with DU, and the fact that India is downwind? Low level radiation is linked to immune system damage17,18,19 and would impact the ability of exposed populations to fight infectious diseases.
In the areas where the two circles overlap for Afghanistan and Iraq, the environment and populations living in those areas are at increased risk, from increased DU exposure. Iran, Georgia and the Caspian region lie within that region. So do the oil deposits for the Middle East and oil rich Russian Republics...
13 D.V.Conn "U.S. Counts one in 12 children disabled" Washington Post 7/6/02.
17 J. Mangano Low Level Radiation and Immune System Damage Lewis Pub. NY (1999).
18 The Low Level Radiation Campaign website is: http://www.llrc.org 19 A.M.Volpe, B.B. Bandong B.K. Esser, G.M. Bianchini, "Radiocesium in North San Francisco Bay and Baja California coastal surface waters" Journal of Environmental Radioactivity Jan 2002. www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/4/0/5/8/6/1/ [Or click here for abstract] el articulo completo se consigue aqui: http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2002/Radiocesium-San-Francisco-Bay16mar02.htm
20 "If you think Cancer is a problem now, wait until more depleted uranium is released into the world." Busby, Sherman, Moret May 2003, Toronto Peace Center website: http://www.torontoforpeace.org/uranium-risks.html
Tres razones para no vivir en Europa.
- The Queen's Death Star: Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere from Battlefields in the Middle East LEUREN MORET / Mindfully.org 26feb2006 http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2006/DU-Europe-Moret26feb06.htm
- Scientific paper on DU measured in atmosphere of Britain: "Did the use of Uranium weapons in Gulf War 2 result in contamination of Europe? Evidence from the measurements of the Atomic Weapons Establishment", Aldermaston, Berkshire, UK. Chris Busby and Saoirse Morgan http://www.llrc.org/aldermastrept.pdf
- Exotic Weapons of the NWO developed during Cold War: Planet Earth As Weapon and Target http://www.worldaffairsjournal.com/article1.htm Alternate URL if first one does not work: http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2006/Earth-Weapon-Moret24feb06.htm