Gulf War Syndrome, The Sequel
"People are sick over there already," said Dr. Doug Rokke, former director of the Army's depleted uranium (DU) project. "It's not just uranium. You've got all the complex organics and inorganics [compounds] that are released in those fires and detonations. And they're sucking this in.... You've got the whole toxic wasteland."
This article explores the effects of depleted uranium
on troops. The implications for the people living there long-term
aren't even discussed. "Rokke said the military doesn't want to lose the use of DU weapons
. He said as early as 1991 the military issued memos saying DU ammo could become "politically unacceptable and thus be deleted" if health and environmental
impacts were emphasized. "
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