[fla-left] [news] Depleted Uranium: A gift from Uncle Sam to the people of Vieques (fwd)

Michael Hoover hoov at SPAMfreenet.tlh.fl.us
Sat Jun 10 13:17:32 MDT 2000


forwarded by Michael Hoover

> (A total and immediate ban on DU ordnance is the only moral position
> peace and justice activists can take.  Over 600,000 lb. of Depleted
> Uranium was left in Iraq, where US firepower was so overwhelming during
> the Gulf Slaughter that all 14 US tanks that were destroyed were hit by
> "friendly fire."  1400 Iraqi tanks were destroyed, along with their
> crews, the majority by DU shells.  DU shells were deployed in Yugoslavia
> as well.  The use of this material as a weapon makes war an even greater
> crime against humanity. --MC)
>
> NAVY TO LEAVE DEPLETED URANIUM SHELLS ON VIEQUES
>
> SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 7, 2000 (ENS) - Depleted uranium shells left
> from U.S. Navy bombing practice on the island of Vieques will not all be
> recovered and removed, a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) official
> said Tuesday. The admission outraged Puerto Rican environmental
> activists at the news conference held by Luis Reyes, the commission's
> regional director, who called the risk of leaving some shells on the
> target range "minimal."
>
> full story:
> http://ens.lycos.com/ens/jun2000/2000L-06-07-09.html
>
> For more information about DU weapons:
>
> Silver Bullet: Depleted Uranium (a Canadian documentary)
> http://www.tv.cbc.ca/national/pgminfo/du/index.html
>
> International Action Center - DU Education Project pages
> http://www.iacenter.org/depleted/du_top.htm
> http://www.iacenter.org/du62497.htm





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