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Depleted Uranium Could Damage DNA
By Leo Shane III, Stars and Stripes
WASHINGTON — Depleted uranium, used to harden vehicles and armor-piercing munitions, might cause damage to DNA in ways previously not understood by health officials, according to a recently released study from Northern Arizona University.
Nuclear War Crimes
By Angela Morano
The notion that a government would knowingly dust human beings with radioactive heavy metal powder or place them in toxic zones without warning resembles a science fiction nightmare come true.
Gulf War I Exposure Summary
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD
Chemical Agents - The deliberate destruction of over 100 Iraqi bunkers containing chemical warfare agents caused a release of the following nerve agents: sarin, cyclo-sarin, tabun, soman, VX, multiple seven, and novachuks. Each of these possesses anticholinergic properties and when combined or used as individual agents can result in varying degrees of immediate and delayed nicotinic and muscartinic effects.
DU Munitions = Serious Radiation Exposure
430,000 US troops in contaminated areas
Huge amounts of Depleted Uranium is generated in the process of enriching uranium for nuclear reactors.  Denser and more penetrating than lead, DU has proven to be extremely effective when used for penetrators fired from antitank guns.
State to Study Depleted Uranium
By Brad Shannon
Washington would become the third state to study the effects of Depleted Uranium on returning National Guard troops under a budget legislators approved last week.
Allowing Veterans a Choice
By Congressman Lane Evans
Evans, Berkley Introduces Legislation to Allow Veterans a Choice in Representation
Lawmakers want aid for troops
By Colin McDonald
Bill calls for federal funding to test, treat veterans exposed to depleted uranium.
Washington State Public Policy
Friends Committee On Washington State Public Policy Action Alert
Canadian Forces Veterans
ATTENTION - Veterans and Canadian Forces (C F) who have served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Gulf War, Persian Gulf have seen incidents of Cancer, particularly Leukemia, among personal who have served in these areas.
Depleted Uranium and US Veterans
By John Hepler
After all the huff about Weapons of Mass Destruction, it is ironic that the US Military use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq perfectly meets the definition of WMDs.
UK Radiation Jump Blamed on Iraq Shells
By Mark Gould and Jon Ungoed-Thomas
RADIATION detectors in Britain recorded a fourfold increase in uranium levels in the atmosphere after the "shock and awe" bombing campaign against Iraq, according to a report.
Islanders Rally in Albany
By Rob Hart
Islanders rally in Albany for bill to monitor soldiers' health
Contamination of Europe
By Chris Busby and Saoirse Morgan
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.
Depleted Uranium Situation Requires Action By President Bush and Prime Minister Blair
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD
While U.S. and British military personnel continue using illegal uranium munitions - America's and England's own "dirty bombs" U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials continue to deny that there are any adverse health and environmental effects as a consequence of the manufacture, testing, and/or use of uranium munitions to avoid liability for the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive toxic material - depleted uranium.
Illnesses Tied to New Agent Orange
Herbert Reed
Veterans charge illnesses tied to new form of Agent Orange.  U.S. officials accused of knowingly putting soldiers in contaminated areas.  Herbert Reed, 51, formerly of the United States Army Reserves, along with his unit, is suing the United States government.
Interview with Bob Smith
By Kevin Zeese
Louisiana recently passed legislation to require all returning veterans have the right to get a health screening test for exposure to depleted uranium.
Depleted Uranium Bill Passes House
Connecticut - State Rep. Ted Graziani, a member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, is pleased to announce passage of a bill that would address the damaging effects of depleted uranium on Connecticut National Guard members.
Ending the DU Nightmare
By: Colin Megill
Melissa Sterry is a veteran of the Gulf War. While deployed in Iraq, she was working to put tanks, armored vehicles and nearly every other type of vehicle used by ground forces away into storage.  Since she returned, she has suffered from myriad of symptoms.
DU Cover Up in the Bayou
Peter Kovacs
Peter Kovacs, the Managing News Editor of the ''New Orleans Times-Picayune'' newspaper, in a conversation with advocate Bob Smith, and a political analyst stated that a story concerning a bill giving the right for service women and men from Louisiana to screening for exposure to depleted uranium would not be published.
Legislator Takes Up Veterans’ Cause
By Thomas Williams
Dillon, Democratic deputy majority whip in the House, will propose a bill in the General Assembly to provide for independent laboratory health screening of service members.
A Matter of Integrity
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD
Today, over thirteen years since we finished Gulf War 1 and initiated combat actions in the Balkans and Afghanistan and with Gulf War 2 occurring, I am frustrated that the required medical care for "all" (combatants and noncombatants) casualties and environmental remediation of all contamination has not been completed.
Petition to NRC for State Involvement
New Mexico - Governor Bill Richardson requested that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) grant the state the ability to fully participate in all hearings.
Thirteen Years of Denied Medical Testing
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD
Finally after 13 years of denied medical testing and care for the majority of depleted uranium casualties, numerous requests for medical care, and continued use of uranium munitions Colonel Paula K. Underwood, M.C., in the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General has distributed the following official U.S. Army policy.
Pesticide Exposures During ODS
By Dr. Doug Rokke, PhD
The anticipated endemic diseases that could have been dispersed by various pests led members of the Preventive Medicine Command to identify, recommend, acquire, and use various pesticides to control pest vectors and consequent exposures.
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction
By Carol Ann Ryser M.D.
The phenomena of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome remain a major focus for researchers and clinicians. Statistics show this complex disease on the rise but has been observed for over a century.
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