ATS: Army to Test National Guard Unit for Depleted Uranium Exposure

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posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 06:31 AM
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NEW YORK - As the 442nd Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard returns from Iraq, officials are rushing to perform tests for depleted uranium contamination. After returning late last year, soldiers in the unit have been complaining about unexplained illnesses.
 
NYDailyNews.com Dr. Asaf Durakovic, a former Army doctor and nuclear medicine expert who examined and tested the nine men at The News' request, concluded four of them "almost certainly" inhaled radioactive dust from exploded depleted uranium shells fired by U.S. troops. Related News Poisoned? Depleted Uranium Returns Home with our Soldiers Air Force plans to evaluate cleanup of depleted uranium Related Websites Campaign Against Depleted Uranium Depleted Uranium Education Project Related AboveTopSecret.com Discussions US Won't clean up DU munitions Death By Slow Burn: How America Nukes Its Own Troops [Edited on 5-4-2004 by SkepticOverlord]




posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 08:57 AM
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i already know what the test results will be...negative..there is no evidence of depleted uranium poisioning. ...because if they did find that there is evidence...what would the consicunces be??? so the findiings will be negative



posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 04:03 PM
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Im sorry clearmind, that didnt make any sense to me...



posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 05:31 PM
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Something I found buried on the bottom of one article,...

Several of the men, according to Duracovic, also had minute traces of another uranium isotope, U-236, that is produced only in a nuclear reaction process.

"These men were almost certainly exposed to radioactive weapons on the battlefield," Duracovic said.


This only suggests one thing, nuclear weapons have been used in the arena !



posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 05:38 PM
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In August, a contingent of Dutch soldiers arrived in the town to replace the Americans. Press reports in the Netherlands revealed that Dutch authorities questioned the U.S. beforehand about the possible use of DU ammunition in Samawah. According to Sgt. Juan Vega, senior medic for the 442nd, the Dutch swept the area around the train depot with Geiger counters and their medics confided to him they had found high radiation levels. The Dutch unit refused to stay in the depot, Vega said, and pitched camp in the desert instead.

And in February, after Japanese troops moved into the same town, a Japanese journalist equipped with a Geiger counter reported finding radiation readings 300 times higher than background levels.
www.nydailynews.com...

So the Dutch and the Japanese tested the area with Geiger counters before setting up tent but the US didn't?

That's negligence at the very least.



posted on Apr, 5 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by smirkleySeveral of the men, according to Duracovic, also had minute traces of another uranium isotope, U-236, that is produced only in a nuclear reaction process.

This only suggests one thing, nuclear weapons have been used in the arena !


They found U236 in Kosovo also.

UNEP Confirms Uranium 236 Found In Du Penetrators Geneva
Geneva, 16 January 2001

- Early laboratory results confirm that pieces of DU penetrators found at sites targeted by NATO during the 1999 Kosovo conflict contain Uranium 236, the United Nations Environment Programme reported here today. Scientists working for the UNEP Depleted Uranium (DU) Assessment Group are analysing the contents of the seven penetrators - ammunition tips made out of depleted uranium - found during a UNEP field mission to Kosovo in November 2000.

www.grida.no...





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