Uranium Battlefields Home & Abroad
|Auteur||Citizen Alert, Rural Alliance for Military Accountability, C.Bukowksi, D.A.Lopez, F.M.McGehee|
|Classificatie||6.05.1.00/02 (VERARMD URANIUM - MILITAIR - ALGEMEEN)|
Uit de publicatie:
Uranium Battlefields Home & Abroad: Depleted Uranium Use by the U .S. Department of Defense Grace Bukowski Rural A11iance for Military Accountability 6205 Franktown Road Carson City, NV 89704 Damacio A. Lopez Progressive Alliance for Community Empowerment P.O. Box 4345 11 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196 Fielding M. McGehee m, ed. Citizen Alert P. 0 . Box 5339 Reno. NV 89513 March 1993 Introduction This is a report on the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and its contractors in armor-pierctng projectiles and armor construction. This study investigates testing facilities, known manufacturing facilities. tra1nlng grounds, and use of DU in the Persian GulfWar. Among the questions addressed in this report is whether testing and use of DU, a low-level radioactive material, is a threat to human health and the environment. This study will demonstrate that people located in areas near DU fabrication plants. test sites, gun ranges, and battlefields, are being exposed to radioactive contamination. It will be important to anyone who lives near or works around DU, including the soldiers who ultimately use DU weapons and civilians who will reoccupy a battlefield where DU has been used and still remains.