Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Radioactive Waste From Iraq Wars Dumped in U.S.

Some birth effects of depleted uranium exposure on Iraqi and Lebanese children by American/Israeli bombs-is it payback time for America, albeit unwittingly?

My StumbleUpon Page

Radioactive Waste From Iraq Wars Dumped in U.S.

During the summer of 1991, the United States military had collected artillery, tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles, conventional and unconventional munitions, trucks, etc at Camp Doha in Kuwait.

As result of carelessness, this weapons depot caught fire with consequent catastrophic explosions resulting in death, injury, illness and extensive environmental contamination from depleted uranium and conventional explosives.

Recently the emirate of Kuwait required the U.S. Department of Defense to remove the contamination. Consequently, over 6,700 tons of contaminated soil, sand and other residue was collected and shipped back
to the United States for burial by American Ecology at Boise, Idaho.

When Bob Nichols, an investigative journalist, and I contacted American Ecology we found out that they had absolutely no knowledge of U.S. Army regulations and all of the medical orders dealing with depleted uranium contamination, environmental remediation procedures, safety and medical care.

They had never heard of Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for dealing with hazardous waste such as radioactive materials and conventional explosives byproducts.

The trans-shipment across the ocean, unloading at Longview, Washington State port, transport by rail, and burial in Idaho not only endanger the residents of these areas, but pose a significant agricultural threat through introduction of pests, microbes etc. foreign to our nation.

Sadly, the known adverse health and environmental hazards from uranium weapons contamination are in our own backyard. The EPA has listed the former Nuclear Metals-Starmet uranium weapons manufacturing site in Concord, Mass. on the EPA’s Superfund National Priority List because it poses a significant risk to public health and the environment.

Consequently, the community in which our nation was born on April 18, 1775, is now the location of America’s own closed dirty bomb factory that will endanger the health and safety of the descendants of the Minutemen.

The previous delivery of at least 100 GBU 28 bunker buster bombs containing depleted uranium warheads by the United States and their use by Israel against Lebanese targets has resulted 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.

Today, U.S., British, and now Israeli military personnel are using illegal uranium munitions—America’s and England’s own “dirty bombs.” The U.S. Army, Department of Energy, Department of Defense and British Ministry of Defense officials deny that there are any adverse health and environmental effects as a consequence of the manufacture, testing and/or use of uranium munitions. They do so to avoid liability for the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive toxic material— depleted uranium.

The use of uranium weapons is a crime against humanity. All governments must force cessation of uranium weapons use. Israel should provide medical care to all DU casualties in Lebanon and clean up all DU contamination.

U.S. and British officials have arrogantly refused to comply with their own regulations, orders and directives that require U.S. Department of Defense officials to provide prompt and effective medical care to all exposed individuals. They also refuse to clean up dispersed radioactive contamination as required by Army regulations.


Rhotel1 said...

If you are an engineer, I would expect that you have the ability to see beyond the BS that is posted in this article. Doug Rokke is a self-proclaimed DU expert just like Bob Nichols is a self-proclaimed "investigative journalist". Neither one of them is a truthful source of anything and they are joined at the hip. Rokke just likes to stir up trouble about depleted uranium. As and Army Reserve First Lieutenant, Rokke participated in some of the DU clean up effort after the Gulf War. He claims to have led the team; he was the most junior member of the group, which was led by senior civilian Health Physicists from the US. Lieutenant Rokke was not promoted to Major in the Army Reserves until sometime after 1998; he was forced into the retired reserve for non-participation in 2003. Bob Nichols never has worked for a news desk at a newspaper, radio or TV station; he has a political award from a Professor at Sonoma State University that he brandishes about like it was the Pulitzer Prize. He received it for an article about depleted uranium that was so devoid of facts that it really was "bad science fiction". To learn more about the real Douglas Lind Rokke, PhD Vocational Education with the thesis "Perceived physics concepts needed to teach secondary technology education as general education", go to and follow the instructions to log in as a guest and go to the Files Section.

jazzvile said...

Post #1; quit the crap Mister and tell me, are those pictures the effect of DU or not? If they are, then indeed, it's evil as evil does. My question; Is DU capable of those effects? Lets forget the messenger and explore the message.

tom galloway said...

rhotel1 please refer:
"The DoD, the nation's biggest polluter, is now cleaning up 29,500 currently or formerly contaminated sites in every state and territory. California alone has 3,912 contaminated sites on 441 current and former DoD installations. Many of DoD's facilities have already contaminated groundwater sources of drinking water.... The cost to clean up toxic munitions contamination and unexploded ordnance at active and former military installations around the country may reach $200 billion." - The National Resources Defense Council, April 21, 2004.

"The Defense Department is refusing to comply with orders or sign contracts to clean up 11 hazardous waste sites, including one in Hawaii, and has asked the White House and Justice Department to intervene on its behalf." - The Associated Press, July 1, 2008.

While attempting to act as the planet's nuclear watchdogs, the United States and Great Britain have become two of the world's largest, cancer-causing radiated dust and rusty depleted uranium projectile polluters.