Catching Rays on the Big Island (Elevated radiation readings downwind of Stryker Brigade)
Risky Business (Hawai'i experts dispute U.S. Gov't position that DU is harmless)
Two Australian Soldiers Test Positive for DU Contamination
Army's Overview on DU munitions (types and hazards)
Dept of Energy's Depleted Uranium Website
US Army Video on DU weapons handling
Dr. Doug Rokke's Letter Concerning DU Health Effects and Timeline of Events (.doc file)
Army's Explanation of DU munitions hazards
Life article on DU Effects on our soldier
Depleted Uranium: A Review of its Properties, Potential Danger and Recent Use in Yugoslavia
Resolution by Democratic Party to Ban US use of Depleted Uranium weapons
Text of Dr. Doug Rokke Speaking in Los Altos, CA 21apr03
"There's no on unexploded ordinance that's safe. With this stuff goes under fire everything is very unstable."
Description of DU Military Uses
Health Risks of DU Munitions
National Gulf War Resource Center
Is U.S. covering up ‘depleted’ uranium health impacts in Iraq?
Radioactive Tank No. 9 comes limping home
Heads roll at Veterans Administration - Mushrooming depleted uranium (DU) scandal blamed
Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets
American Free Press four-part series on DU by Christopher Bollyn.
Part I: "Depleted Uranium: U.S. Commits War Crime Against Iraq, Humanity,"
Part II: "Cancer Epidemic Caused by U.S. WMD: MD Says Depleted Uranium Definitively
Part III: "DU Syndrome Stricken Vets Denied Care: Pentagon Hides DU Dangers to Deny Medical Care to Vets",
Part IV: "Pentagon Brass Suppresses Truth About Toxic Weapons: Poisonous Uranium Munitions Threaten World",
"Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War," August 2004 World Affairs Journal. Leuren Moret:
"Marin Depleted Uranium Resolution Heats Up - GI's Will Come Home To A Slow Death," August 2004 Coastal Post Online. Carol Sterri
World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-19, 2004:
International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan. Written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat:
"Discounted Casualties: The Human Cost of Nuclear War"by Akira Tashiro, foreword by Leuren Moret,
Links to US reports and Outside reports
Depleted Uranium Doug Rokke, Ph.D.
Metal of Dishonor
Radiotoxic and Chemotoxic Properties of Depleted Uranium (DU)
Uranium and Depleted Uranium
Depleted Uranium: Uranium Information Centre
Proposal for a Research Programme on Depleted Uranium: Health, Safety And Environmental - Source
"Research has shown that in moist air the corrosion rate of unprotected DU munitions is low, but in salt fog the corrosion rate increases sharply with about 7% of the total mass being lost in 30 days "
DU: Health and the Public Health Issues
Arising from the Use of Deplete Uranium Munitions
" Since the fall of Hussein, the United States has explicitly forbidden the UN Environmental Program from doing the requisite environmental sampling to determine the extent of DU contamination that in the second Gulf War was spread into numerous Iraqi cities involved in military operations."
Depleted Uranium Penetrators
Depleted Uranium Brief
Congressional Legislation on Depleted Uranium: H R 2410
World Health Organization (WHO): Depleted Uranium
Argonne National Laboratory for the DOE Office of Environmental Management: Depleted Uranium Effects
The health effects of
depleted uranium munitions
SummaryThe Royal Society
"Environmental movement of DU from buried
penetrators will be slow and monitoring of uranium
contamination in water supplies therefore needs to be
carried out for many decades in areas where DU
munitions were deployed."
"... to measure the effect of D.U. as a whole-body radiation dose is meaningless, Asaf Durakovic says, because the dose from D.U. is intensely concentrated in the cells around a mote of dust. The alpha particles D.U. emits-high-energy clumps of protons and neutrons-are harmless outside the body, because they cannot pass through skin. Inside tissue, however, they wreak a havoc analogous to that of a penetrating shell against an enemy tank, bombarding cell nuclei, breaking chains of DNA, damaging fragile genes.
... the cells around a D.U. particle 2.5 microns in diameter will receive a maximum annual radiation dose of 16 rads. If every pocket of tissue in the body were to absorb that amount of radiation, the total level would reach seven trillion rads-millions of times the lethal dosage. In the potentially thousands of hot spots inside the lungs of a person exposed to D.U. dust, the same cells will be irradiated again and again, until their ability to repair themselves is lost."
"Within months of the war's end, thousands of Gulf War veterans began suffering from odd, nameless maladies, including hair loss, bleeding gums, memory loss, joint pain, incontinence. and disabling fatigue. In 1992, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the General Accounting Office, an independent research arm of Congress, to study American tanks that had been hit by DU rounds during the war. GAO investigators learned that most soldiers had never been informed by their superiors about the hazards of DU. The GAO's findings were summarized in the title of its report issued a year later: "Army Not Adequately Prepared to Deal with Depleted Uranium Contamination".