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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN LETTER to PRES. BUSH, PRIME MINISTER BLAIR & U.S. CONGRESS - DEPLETED URANIUM SITUATION REQUIRES ACTION Depleted Uranium Situation
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 5, 2005
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

      OPEN LETTER to PRES. BUSH, PRIME MINISTER BLAIR & U.S. CONGRESS - DEPLETED
      URANIUM SITUATION REQUIRES ACTION

      Depleted Uranium Situation Requires Action By President Bush and
      Prime Minister Blair & U.S. Congress

      FROM: Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D.,
      Former Director of U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project,
      Former Gulf War 1 DU assessment team health physicist,
      Confirmed DU casualty

      June 2, 2005


      While U.S. and British military personnel continue using uranium munitions-
      America's and England's own "dirty bombs" U.S. Army, U.S. Department
      of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials continue to deny that
      there are any adverse health and environmental effects as a consequence of
      the manufacture, testing, and/or use of uranium munitions to avoid liability
      for the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive toxic material -
      depleted uranium. They arrogantly refuse to comply with their own
      regulations, orders, and directives that require United States Department of
      Defense officials to provide prompt and effective medical care "all" exposed
      individuals [Medical Management of Unusual Depleted Uranium Casualties, DOD,
      Pentagon, 10/14/93, Medical Management of Army personnel Exposed to Depleted
      Uranium (DU) Headquarters, U.S. Army Medical Command 29 April 2004), and
      section 2-5 of AR 70-48].

      They also refuse to clean up dispersed radioactive Contamination as required
      by Army Regulation- AR 700-48: "Management of Equipment Contaminated With
      Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities" (Headquarters, Department Of
      The Army, Washington, D.C., September 2002) and U.S. Army Technical
      Bulletin- TB 9-1300-278: "Guidelines For Safe Response To Handling, Storage,
      And Transportation Accidents Involving Army Tank Munitions Or Armor Which
      Contain Depleted Uranium" (Headquarters, Department Of The Army, Washington,
      D.C., JULY 1996).

      Specifically section 2-4 of United States Army Regulation-AR 700-48 dated
      September 16, 2002 requires that:
      (1) "Military personnel "identify, segregate, isolate, secure, and label all
      RCE" (radiologically contaminated equipment).
      (2) "Procedures to minimize the spread of radioactivity will be implemented
      as soon as possible."
      (3) "Radioactive material and waste will not be locally disposed of through
      burial, submersion, incineration, destruction in place, or abandonment" and
      (4) "All equipment, to include captured or combat RCE, will be surveyed,
      packaged, retrograded, decontaminated and released IAW Technical Bulletin
      9-1300-278, DA PAM 700-48" (Note: Maximum exposure limits are specified in
      Appendix F).

      The past and current use of uranium weapons, the release of radioactive
      components in destroyed U.S. and foreign military equipment, and releases of
      industrial, medical, research facility radioactive materials have resulted
      in unacceptable exposures. Therefore, decontamination must be completed as
      required by U.S. Army Regulation 700-48 and should include releases of all
      radioactive materials resulting from military operations.

      The extent of adverse health and environmental effects of uranium weapons
      contamination is not limited to combat zones but includes facilities and
      sites where uranium weapons were manufactured or tested including Vieques,
      Puerto Rico, Colonie, New York, and Jefferson Proving Grounds, Indiana.

      Therefore medical care must be provided by the United States Department of
      Defense officials to all individuals affected by the manufacturing, testing,
      and/or use of uranium munitions.

      Thorough environmental remediation also must be completed without further
      delay.
      I am amazed that fourteen years after I was asked to clean up the initial DU
      mess from Gulf War 1 and almost ten years since I finished the depleted
      uranium project that United States Department of Defense officials and many
      others still attempt to justify uranium munitions use while ignoring
      mandatory requirements. But beyond the ignored mandatory actions that the
      willful dispersal of tons of solid radioactive and chemically toxic waste in
      the form of uranium munitions just does not even pass the common sense test.


      Finally, continued compliance with the infamous March 1991 Los Alamos
      Memorandum ( <http://www.tv.cbc.ca/national/pgminfo/du/doc1.html>
      http://www.tv.cbc.ca/national/pgminfo/du/doc1.html ) that was issued to
      ensure continued use of uranium munitions cannot be justified.

      In conclusion:

      The President of the United States- George W. Bush and
      The Prime Minister of Great Britain-Tony Blair & U.S. Congress must
      acknowledge and accept responsibility for willful use of illegal uranium
      munitions- their own "dirty bombs"- resulting in adverse health and
      environmental effects.

      President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also should order:
      1. medical care for all casualties,
      2. thorough environmental remediation,
      3. immediate cessation of retaliation against all of us who demand
      compliance with medical care and environmental remediation requirements,
      4. and ban the future use of depleted uranium munitions.

      References- these references are copies of the actual regulations and orders
      and other pertinent official documents:

      http://www.traprockpeace.org/twomemos.html

      http://www.traprockpeace.org/rokke_du_3_ques.html

      http://www.traprockpeace.org/du_dtic_wakayama_Aug2002.html






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