US ARMY TRAINING VIDEO: Depleted Uranium Hazard Awareness

 

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From the web site (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3581.htm)

: Between October and December 1995, the U.S. Army’s Depleted Uranium (DU) Project completed a series of training videos and manuals about depleted uranium munitions. This training regimen was developed as the result of recommendations made in the January 1993 General Accounting Office (GAO) report, “Army Not Adequately More..Prepared to Deal with Depleted Uranium Contamination.”

The training materials were intended to instruct servicemen and women about the use and hazards of depleted uranium munitions. In addition, the training regimen included instructions for soldiers who repair and recover vehicles contaminated by depleted uranium.

Throughout 1996, these videos sat on a shelf, while U.S. soldiers continued to use and work with depleted uranium munitions. In June 1997, Bernard Rostker, The Department of Defense (DoD) principle spokesperson for their investigation of Gulf War hazardous exposures, stated that the depleted uranium safety training program would begin to be shared by a limited number of servicemen and women in July 1997.

STILL TODAY the vast majority of servicemen and women in the U.S. military, and likely in the armed forces of other countries which are developing or have obtained depleted uranium munitions, are unaware of the use and dangers of depleted uranium munitions, or of the protective clothing and procedures which can minimize or prevent serious short-term exposures.

 

View the military hazard training film on depleted Uranium

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This video by the Army speaks directly to the damage to internal organs, ground contamination, and water contamination. 

Depleted Uranium causes heavy metal poisoning.

Radioactivity spontaneous emmissions of Alpha and Beta particles or Gamma Rays.

Alpha particles are most damaging as the effects are not immediate and these particles cause the most damamge to internal organs.