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  • Robert Rabin
    Esta nota nos llega de la compañera Deborah Santana....quien pregunta, ¿y qué hay con Vieques? ... en referencia a la información confirmada por la propia
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2008
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      Esta nota nos llega de la compañera Deborah Santana....quien pregunta, ¿y
      qué hay con Vieques? ... en referencia a la información confirmada por la
      propia Marina de Guerra estadounidense sobre el uso de Vieques para
      practicas con proyectiles de uranio. A pesar de la obvia mentira militar
      sobre el uso 'equivocado' ... en 'una sola ocasión' en Vieques, nos preocupa
      enormemente la probabilidad de que las fuerzas militares estadounidenses y
      los militares de otros países que EU invitó a bombardear en Vieques,
      lanzaron grandes cantidades de proyectiles de uranio en suelo y aguas
      viequenses.
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      The following note comes to us from friend, Deborah Santana... who asks,
      What about Vieques? ... in reference to info. confirmed by the US Navy
      about their use of Vieques for practice with depleted uranium projectiles.
      Despite the obvious military lie about a "mistaken" and "one time only" use
      of Vieques, we fear greatly the probability that US military forces and
      militaries of other countries invited by the US to bomb Vieques, launched
      large quantities of uranium projectiles in Vieques lands and waters.

      _____

      From: Deborah Berman Santana [mailto:santana@...]
      Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 3:37 PM
      To: Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques; jorgecr@...;
      wandac@...
      Subject: FW: Radiation warning for families near firing range


      ¿y Vieques?

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      Radiation warning for Scots families near firing range

      Sep 4 2008 <HYPERLINK
      "http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2008/09/04/"http://www.dail
      yrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2008/09/04/> By Lachlan Mackinnon

      PEOPLE living near a top-secret firing range may be at a higher risk of
      cancer, scientists have claimed.

      Researchers say radioactive particles from weapons could damage the genes,
      including those of unborn babies, of residents who live near the military
      site on the Solway Firth.

      About 7000 depleted-uranium shells have been fired into the sea from the
      30-year-old Dundrennan range at Kirkudbright in the past 20 years.

      The MoD have always insisted the tests don't pose a public health risk.

      But Dr Chris Busby and Dr Ewald Schnug, of Germany's Institute of Plant
      Nutrition and Soil Science, claim uranium from the shells could leak into
      the sea and then find its way into food and water supplies.

      The uranium absorbs normal background radiation, which causes it to fire out
      photoelectrons - particles which damage surrounding tissue once inside the
      body.

      Uranium bonds readily to DNA, which increases the chances of genetic damage.

      Busby and Schnug's computer modelling results, reported by New Scientist,
      will be published in detail in a peer-reviewed paper later this month.

      According to their calculations, this internal radiation is 1500 times as
      dangerous as overall radiation levels at the site.

      The MoD began testing depleted-uranium shells in 1980.

      In April, defence chiefs admitted contaminated soil near the base broke
      safety limits and that radioactive pollution in the area was at a 10-year
      high.

      The Rev John Ainslie, of Scottish CND, accused the Government of showing
      "callous disregard" for residents.

      Robin Forrest, of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, said: "It does seem the
      photoelectric effect in very small uranium particles may explain some of the
      radiological problems with uranium.

      "I hope the organisations charged with radiological protection investigate
      this further."

      The MoD and health protection authorities have no plans to investigate the
      new theory.

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