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From Battlefields in the Middle East: Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere

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posted on Mar, 13 2006 @ 01:30 AM
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From Battlefields in the Middle East: Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere

The Sunday Times Online, February 19, 2006, reported on a shocking scientific study authored by British scientists Dr. 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 (AWE), Aldermaston, Berkshire, UK". The highest levels of depleted uranium ever measured in the atmosphere in Britain, were transported on air currents from the Middle East and Central Asia; of special significance were those from the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan in 2001, and the "Shock & Awe" bombing during Gulf War II in Iraq in 2003. Out of concern for the public, the official British government air monitoring facility, known as the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), at Aldermaston was established years ago, to measure radioactive emissions from British nuclear power plants and atomic weapons facilities.

The British government facility (AWE) was taken over 3 years ago by Halliburton, which refused at first to release air monitoring data, as required by law, to Dr. Busby. An international expert on low level radiation, Busby serves as an official advisor on several British government committees, and co-authored an independent report on low level radiation with 45 scientists, the European Committee on Radiation Risk (ECRR), for the European Parliament. He was able to get Aldermaston air monitoring data from Halliburton /AWE by filing a Freedom of Information request using a new British law which became effective January 1, 2005; but the data for 2003 was missing. He obtained the 2003 data from the Defence Procurement Agency.

The fact that the air monitoring data was circulated by Halliburton/AWE to the Defence Procurement Agency, implies that it was considered to be relevant, and that Dr. Busby was stonewalled because Halliburton/AWE clearly recognized that it was a serious enough matter to justify a government interpretation of the results, and official decisions had to be made about what the data would show and its political implications for the military. In a similar circumstance, in 1992, Major Doug Rokke, the Director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Cleanup Project after Gulf War I, was ordered by a U.S. Army General officer to write a no-bid contract "Depleted Uranium, Contaminated Equipment, and Facilities Recovery Plan Outline" for the procedures for cleaning up Kuwait, including depleted uranium, for Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton. The contract/proposal was passed through Madeleine Albright, the Secretary of State, to the Emirate of Kuwait, who considered the terms and then hired KBR for the cleanup.

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This is unbelievable! :shk:




posted on Mar, 13 2006 @ 02:53 AM
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HALLIBURTON! NO FREAKING WAY!

Oh my goodness is there no limit to the tentacles of that company? Old dick cheney must love Blaire / Bush partnership... Thats made me feel really sick. Oh and suprise suprise they tried to hide the damning evidence of DU in our air....

This world is getting worse byv the day...

Good post and great find.



posted on Mar, 13 2006 @ 03:36 AM
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Thanks loam, I went and read the whole article.

Hasn't the effects of DU been widely debated and much disagreement ensued? Are there any other sources or studies that would lend credence to this report, before I fly off on another Bush-bashing rage? Cause I am really bout to lose it over this. Majic, get your butt in here and calm me down with your facts and figures, please.

And to think that they are talking tactical, low-yield nuclear bunker busters for underground Iranian facilities if and when the time should come? The Persian Gulf, the crosswinds, the "limited, politically acceptable fallout?" My God, has this administration lost it's mind? Ok ok, ima shut up before I go nuts.



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