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Illegal Use Of Canadian Uranium In DU Weapons

DU Expert Leuren Moret To Address Vancouver 9/11 Conference On Depleted Uranium (DU) Public Health Risk And On Illegal Use Of Canadian Uranium In DU Weapons, In Non-compliance With Canadian Law.
Published on 12 June 2007

DU: Washington's Secret Nuclear War (Al Jazeera)

Published on 14 September 2004.

Abstract: Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops.

But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself, argue American and other experts trying to expose what they say is a war crime.

U.S. Speeds Up Bomb Delivery for the Israelis (New York Times)

By David S. Cloud and Helen Cooper. Published on 22 July 2006.

Abstract: The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

Guided Bomb Unit 28 Description

Abstract: The Guided Bomb Unit-28 (GBU-28) is a special weapon developed for penetrating hardened Iraqi command centers located deep underground. The GBU-28 is a 5,000-pound laser-guided conventional munition that uses a 4,400-pound penetrating warhead. The bombs are modified Army artillery tubes, weigh 4,637 pounds, and contain 630 pounds of high explosives. They are fitted with GBU-27 LGB kits, 14.5 inches in diameter and almost 19 feet long. The operator illuminates a target with a laser designator and then the munition guides to a spot of laser energy reflected from the target.

Israelis Rain Down Deadly DU On Lebanese Civilians

Published on 28 July 2006

Abstract: Esteemed depleted uranium expert Dr. Doug Rokke is pointing the finger at Israel for using deadly and illegal depleted uranium munitions against the Lebanese people which were sold to them by the U.S. government - and calls for an immediate halt to the practice.

Dr. Doug Rokke's military career spanned four decades before he was appointed as the head of the US Army's investigative team into the assessment and teaching of the dangers of depleted uranium.

Depleted Uranium Situation Worsens Requiring Immediate Action

By Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D., Major (retired) United States Army Reserve, Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project.
Published on 26 July 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. Israeli tank gunners are also using depleted uranium tank rounds as photographs verify.

US Regulations on Depleted Uranium (Source grassrootspeace.org)

By Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D., Major (retired) United States Army Reserve, Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project. Published on 1 April 2004.

Abstract: Retired Major Doug Rokke, Ph.D. (USAR, retired), who was an Army health physicist during the Gulf war and was then responsible for trying to 'clean up' radiologically contaminated US equipment (RCE's) there, has been calling on the military to follow its own regulations. He and Damacio Lopez continue to make this call.

Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon

Published on 23 November 2006.

Uranium Weapons Cover-ups - a Crime against Humankind

By Piotr Bein, Ph.D., M.A.Sc., P.Eng. and Karen Parker, J.D., Diplome (Strasbourg).
Paper prepared in January 2003, for a monograph Politics and Environmental Policy in the 21st Century,
Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.

The Illegality of DU Weaponry (Source grassrootspeace.org)

Keith Baverstock PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, KUOPIO, Finland.
Paper prepared for the International Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 16 - 19, 2003.

Presentation on depleted uranium to the European Parliament by Keith Baverstock (Source grassrootspeace.org)

Keith Baverstock PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, KUOPIO, Finland. Presentation held on 23 June 2005.

Abstract: I have, during a career of some 30 years, developed expertise in evaluating risks regarding the environmental and occupational exposure to ionising radiation and radioactive materials in many different situations. I have done this in the context of employment by the UK Medical Research Council (1971 to 1991) and the European Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (1991 to 2003), both ostensibly "independent" organisations.

Radiological toxicity of Depleted Uranium

Background: The military use of depleted uranium (DU) and/or recycled uranium (RU) has given rise to public concern as to the impact on public health of exposure to environmental sources. Exposure to soluble natural uranium, through drinking water and the food chain, is ubiquitous. After military use, DU / RU are present in the environment either as metal or as oxide dusts. Due to the low specific activity of uranium, the potential effects of exposure are generally attributed to chemical toxicity. Insoluble particulates may be an exception.

European Parliament Makes Second Call For Depleted Uranium Ban

Published on Friendly fire on 4 December 2006. Friendly Fire is a newsletter, published three times a year, and collates the work of the 15 disarmament European organisations, the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons.

Handling Procedures for Equipment Contaminated with Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities

This document delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations. Prescribes guidance for conducting surveys and decontamination of Army fielded radioactive commodities. Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated. Describes the functions of the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
Released on 27 September 2002.

Read the full text: p700_48.pdf

Medical Management of Army Personnel Exposed to Depleted Uranium (Source US Department of Defence)

Memorandum for commanders, medcom major subordinate commands, released on 29 April 2004.

Read the full text: DU MEDMGMT  OTSG.pdf

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