Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview

Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview:

The amount of devastation caused by the Depleted Uranium (DU) weaponry used against Iraq during the consecutive US led wars is historically unprecedented in modern warfare. The devastating magnitude of the complications and damage caused as a result of the use of such radioactive and toxic weapons on the environment and the human population was intensified as a result of the intentional concealment, denial and misleading information released by the Pentagon about the quantities, characteristics, and Iraqi area’s within which these weapons were used.

H/t reader squodgy.

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Bill Gates’ Plutonium Pipe Dream: Convert Mountains of Depleted Uranium at Paducah to Power Earth for Centuries (Pt. 2)

Bill Gates’ Plutonium Pipe Dream: Convert Mountains of Depleted Uranium at Paducah to Power Earth for Centuries (Pt. 2)

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US Admits Use of Depleted Uranium in Syria

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U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East (2014)

MUST-SEE:

Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)


US Admits Use of Depleted Uranium in Syria:

(ICBUW) – The US has finally confirmed that it has fired DU ammunition Syria, after it had earlier stated that the weapons would not be used. US Central Command (CENTCOM) has acknowledged that DU was fired on two dates – the 18 and 23 November 2015. Between the strikes on the two dates, 5,100 rounds of 30mm DU ammunition were used by A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. This equates to 1,524kg of DU. CENTCOM said that the ammunition was selected because of the “nature of the targets”.

The news comes as governments are debating a UN General Assembly resolutionon DU weapons in New York. And, although DU use has only been admitted on two dates, ICBUW and PAX are concerned that this disclosure could be the sign that DU has, or will, be used more widely in the conflict.

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U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East

MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)

More info down below.


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U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East (War Is A Crime/Al Jazeera, Oct 28, 2014):

There’s a version of this story at Al Jazeera.

The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them.

A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). “Weight for weight and by number of rounds more 30mm PGU-14B ammo has been used than any other round,” said ICBUW coordinator Doug Weir, referring to ammunition used by A-10s, as compared to DU ammunition used by tanks.

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The Queen of England Deals Extensively in $17 TRILLION Depleted Uranium Trade

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The Queen of England Deals Extensively in $17 Trillion Depleted Uranium Trade (Nation of Change, Feb 28, 2014):

Many people are wondering what really caused Fukushima. While we can look into the geologic studies that were taken prior to the Daiichi event, outlining the active 200 meter fault line that Honshu Island rests right on top off, we are obliged as citizens to look even deeper, more so with the admission of an anonymous U.S. government nuclear official that radiation leaking from the plant just 100 meters away is “astronomical.”

Uranium can be mined for some medical purposes and to make electricity, but its main purpose was and is to fuel nuclear warfare against the world. Just six mines provide 85 percent of the world’s uranium and guess who owns the mineral rights to that land?

It may be surprising to realize it is none other than the Queen of England.

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Uranium Weapons Still Making Money, Wreaking Havoc

Depleted Environment, Depleted Lives

Uranium Weapons Still Making Money, Wreaking Havoc (CounterPunch, May 15, 2014):

The US Army has awarded General Dynamics a $12 million contract to deconstruct and dispose of 78,000 depleted uranium anti-tank shells. The Pentagon’s May 6 announcement calls for “demilitarization” of the aging shells, as newer depleted uranium rounds are added to the US arsenal.

In the perpetually profitable business of war production, General Dynamics originally produced and sold some of the 120-millimeter anti-tank rounds to the Army. One of the richest weapons builders on earth, General Dynamics has 95,000 employees and sells its wares in 40 countries on six continents.

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DEPLETED URANIUM: ‘THE GREATEST CRIME OF HISTORIC TIME’

– MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)


DEPLETED URANIUM (Nuclear Reader):

THIS CHAPTER DISCUSSES DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) AS A PART OF THE NUCLEAR ENERGY CYCLE WITH ATTENTION TO MILITARY USES.

Uranium is mined from the earths crust.  It is separated from the rock at a nearby mill leaving behind radioactive sands called tailings which remain hazardous for hundreds of thousands of years.  The uranium is then refined for use as fuel for nuclear reactors.  A by-product of this process of enriching uranium is Depleted Uranium, or DU.  Uranium producing countries are Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Russia, Niger, Uzbekistan and the United States.

Because of its high density DU is used in armor piercing munitions.  It has been employed in Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Gaza, in both Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, North Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and now, it seems, Libya, though there has been no official confirmation.

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Leuren Moret: Fukushima Radiation Has Made Hawaii And Pacific Islands Unsafe For Humans – Silent Global Nuclear War – We’re Facing Global Extermination (Video)

Don’t eat fish from the ocean. Even before Fukushima all seafood has been totally contaminated.

Don’t fly!

Flashback:

Red Alert: Shocking Plane Radiation On Flight From Chile To The U.S.

Winter Hot Zones (EnviroReporter.com)

Leuren Moret also exposes the global warming/climate change scam.



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AND then there are … “buckyballs” …

A Radioactive Nightmare … Coming To The U.S.

More articles on the buckyballs nightmare HERE (at EnviroReporter.com):

“… new UC Davis report about uranium-filled “buckyballs” and proof that sea mist carries radiation inland for hundreds of miles …” (Source)

Prof. Chris Busby: Cancer, Nuclear Bombs And Dirty Tricks

Chris Busby is the Scientific Secretary of the European Committee on Radiation Risk. For details and current CV see www.chrisbusbyexposed.org. For accounts of his work see www.greeenaudit.org, www.llrc.org and www.nuclearjustice.org

Cancer, nuclear bombs and dirty tricks (Ecologist, Dec 19, 2103):

Following a campaign of dirty tricks a decisive case in Britain’s nuclear test veterans fight for justice will reach the High Court in June 2014, writes Chris Busby. The case will also put on trial the dominant risk model for radiation and human health.

“Uranium particles cannot cause cancer – according to the ICRP model – unless you inhale so much you choke.”

The United Kingdom Veterans of the Atomic Atmospheric Testing in the Pacific and Australia have always maintained that they suffered harm, including cancer and leukemia. The government has consistently denied this.

Its argument is that except for very few of them, no-one received a radiation ‘dose’ significantly different from natural background. This was recently affirmed by the new Minister when she refused to concede that the test veterans were any different from any other ex-servicemen.

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Nutcase Rep. Duncan Hunter: ‘Let’s Nuke Iran Like We Did To Iraq’

Flashback:

War Crimes Exposed: Nukes Used By US Troops At Fallujah (Veterans Today)

Kids Of ‘The Iraqi Hiroshima’

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide (Veterans Today)

New (Enriched Uranium – Neutron) Bombs And War Crimes In Fallujah By Jim Fetzer, Leuren Moret, And Christopher Busby (Veterans Today, Nov. 3, 2011) (Veterans Today)

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … And The Fascist New World Order


By Veterans Today’s Gordon Duff:

‘Let’s nuke Iran like we did to Iraq’ (PressTV, Dec 6, 2013):

When US Congressional Representative Duncan Hunter advocated on Wednesday that the United States attack Iran with nuclear weapons, he was speaking on something he was more than familiar with. He may well have been involved in the illegal use of nuclear weapons before while serving in Iraq.

Hunter’s threat to use nuclear weapons against Iran, made as a member of America’s government, constitutes not only a war crime but a probable violation of US law, i.e. conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Hunter’s rationale, if we can use such a term, was not only unsupported by any evidence, but ran clearly against the policies of the government he is generously paid to serve. A question one might well ask is, “Paid by whom?”

Nuclear Iraq

Perhaps inadvertently, Hunter has exposed a secret America program to hide nuclear weapon use that has long existed, one discovered by scientists investigating genetic damage within the population of Iraq. Evidence has now come to light that Congressman Hunter, while serving as a Marine artillery officer near Fallujah, may have participated in nuclear attacks using specialized 155mm weapons he was specially trained to deploy. A 2010 medical study by Dr. Chris Busby, done in the Fallujah region, showed the presence of U235 in hair samples taken from local residents. This could only be the result of nuclear fission, the use of tactical nuclear weapons, typically delivered by artillery of the type used by Hunter’s command. Thus, when Hunter openly advocated the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Iran, he may well have been speaking of something he was intimately familiar with. As a trained nuclear weapons officer, Hunter was at Fallujah when evidence has proven such weapons were deployed and in command of a unit uniquely capable of delivering such weapons.

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Prof. Chris Busby: Fukushima Fallout Damaged The Thyroids of California Babies

Fukushima Fallout Damaged the Thyroids of California Babies (CounterPunch, Nov 19, 2013):

by CHRIS BUSBY

A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics.

Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention – the growth of children suffering from the condition is affected if they are left untreated. All babies born in California are monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood, since high levels indicate hypothyroidism.

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The Illuminati Depopulation Agenda (Veterans Today)

The Illuminati Depopulation Agenda (Veterans Today, June 17, 2013):

by Dean Henderson

While the global elite construct underground bunkers, eat organic and hoard seeds in Arctic vaults; the global poor are being slowly starved thanks to high commodity prices and poisoned with genetically modified (GMO) food. Austerity measures aimed largely at the poor are being imposed on all the nations of the world. Weather events grow more deadly and brushfire wars more frequent. An AK-47 can be obtained for $49 in the markets of West Africa. The depopulation campaign of the inbred Illuminati bankers is accelerating.


In 1957 President Dwight Eisenhower, who later warned of a “military-industrial complex”, commissioned a panel of scientists to study the issue of overpopulation.  The scientists put forth Alternatives I, II and III, advocating both the release of deadly viruses and perpetual warfare as means to decrease world population.

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‘Israel Used Depleted Uranium Shells In Air Strike’ – Syrian Source (RT)

From the article:

“Countries using depleted uranium weapons insist that the material is toxic, but not dangerously radioactive, as long as it remains outside the body.

And here are some ‘easy’ precautions to prevent toxic DU dust from entering into the body for people who live in the contaminated areas of  Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Lebanon and now Syria:

1. Wear a gas mask at all time (for as long as you are still breathing)!

2. Don’t drink and eat anything (for as long as you live)!

3. Don’t touch anything (for as long as you live)!

Best of luck!

Anybody who still believes that complete BS that depleted uranium is not dangerous should watch this:

– MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)

Yes, this is GENOCIDE! (More info on DU down below.)


‘Israel used depleted uranium shells in air strike’ – Syrian source (RT, May 5, 2013):

Israel used “a new type of weapon”, a senior official at the Syrian military facility that came under attack from the Israeli Air Force told RT.

“When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake,” said the source, who was present near the attack site on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday morning.

“Then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared. This tells us that Israel used depleted uranium shells.”

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‘Report: Israel Using Depleted Uranium In Missile Attacks On Damascus’ (Iran’s FARS News Agency)

FYI.

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Depleted Uranium Shells Worse Than Nuclear Weapons (Natural News):

“Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.”


Report: Israel Using Depleted Uranium in Missile Attacks on Damascus (FARS News Agency, April 5, 2013):

TEHRAN (FNA)- Sources disclosed on Sunday that Israel has used depleted uranium in its recent missile attacks on a suburban Damascus area.

The first missile which hit Jamraya near al-Haviyeh in Reef (outskirts of) Damascus contained uranium substances, a correspondent of the Russian TV quoted some local sources as saying.

Other media outlets had also earlier released similar reports on Israel’s use of radioactive materials in attacks on Syria.

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Two US-Led Wars In Iraq Have Left Behind Hundreds Of Tonnes Of Depleted Uranium Munitions and Other Toxic Wastes

Flashback:

– MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)


Iraq: War’s legacy of cancer (Al Jazeera, March 15, 2013):

Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tonnes of depleted uranium munitions and other toxic wastes.

Fallujah, Iraq – Contamination from Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions and other military-related pollution is suspected of causing a sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases, and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq.

Many prominent doctors and scientists contend that DU contamination is also connected to the recent emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs, and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. DU contamination may also be connected to the steep rise in leukaemia, renal, and anaemia cases, especially among children, being reported throughout many Iraqi governorates.

There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah.

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Iraq’s Depleted Uranium Clean-Up To Cost $30 Million As Contamination Spreads

Clean-up? How do you want to clean this mess up?:

Prof. Chris Busby On RT: US Depleted Uranium Ammo Behind Iraq Birth Defects Spike (Video)

War Crimes Exposed: Nukes Used By US Troops At Fallujah (Veterans Today)

– MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)

Rosalie Bertell, PhD: Effects Of Depleted Uranium Inside The Human Body (Video)

Scientist Leuren Moret: Intentional Collapse And Takedown Of The USA – Depleted Uranium (Video)

Kids Of ‘The Iraqi Hiroshima’

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide (Veterans Today)

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide (Veterans Today)

New (Enriched Uranium – Neutron) Bombs And War Crimes In Fallujah By Jim Fetzer, Leuren Moret, And Christopher Busby (Veterans Today, Nov. 3, 2011) (Veterans Today)

Depleted Uranium Shells Worse Than Nuclear Weapons (Natural News):

Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

“More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991,” said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist.

“The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive.”

“Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.”


Report says toxic waste is being spread by scrap metal dealers, and describes its ‘alarming’ use in civilian areas during Iraq wars


A US soldier with depleted uranium-tipped shells during the second Iraq war. Photograph: John Moore/AP
Iraq’s depleted uranium clean-up to cost $30m as contamination spreads (Guardian, March 6, 2013):

Cleaning up more than 300 sites in Iraq still contaminated by depleted uranium (DU) weapons will cost at least $30m, according to a report by a Dutch peace group to be published on Thursday.

The report, which was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, warns that the contamination is being spread by poorly regulated scrap metal dealers, including children. It also documents evidence that DU munitions were fired at light vehicles, buildings and other civilian infrastructure including the Iraqi Ministry of Planning in Baghdad – casting doubt on official assurances that only armoured vehicles were targeted. “The use of DU in populated areas is alarming,” it says, adding that many more contaminated sites are likely to be discovered.

More than 400 tonnes of DU ammunition are estimated to have been fired by jets and tanks in the two Iraq wars in 1991 and 2003, the vast majority by US forces. The UK government says that British forces fired less than three tonnes.

DU is a chemically toxic and radioactive heavy metal produced as waste by the nuclear power industry. It is used in weapons because it is an extremely hard material capable of piercing armour.

However, it can contaminate the environment, and has been linked to health problems in civilian populations. Iraqi doctors have reported increases in cancers, and an alleged rise in birth defects is under investigation by the World Health Organisation and the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

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Prof. Chris Busby On RT: US Depleted Uranium Ammo Behind Iraq Birth Defects Spike (Video)


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Don’t miss:

War Crimes Exposed: Nukes Used By US Troops At Fallujah (Veterans Today)

– MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)

Rosalie Bertell, PhD: Effects Of Depleted Uranium Inside The Human Body (Video)

Scientist Leuren Moret: Intentional Collapse And Takedown Of The USA – Depleted Uranium (Video)

Kids Of ‘The Iraqi Hiroshima’

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide (Veterans Today)

Interview With Prof. Dr. Busby And Leuren Moret – Fallujah, Fukushima And The Global Radiation Catastrophe … Exposing Worldwide Depopulation And Genocide (Veterans Today)

New (Enriched Uranium – Neutron) Bombs And War Crimes In Fallujah By Jim Fetzer, Leuren Moret, And Christopher Busby (Veterans Today, Nov. 3, 2011) (Veterans Today)

Depleted Uranium Shells Worse Than Nuclear Weapons (Natural News):

Inhaled or ingested DU particles are highly toxic, and DU has been classified as an illegal weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

“More than ten times the amount of radiation released during atmospheric testing [of nuclear bombs] has been released from DU weaponry since 1991,” said Leuren Moret, a U.S. nuclear scientist.

“The genetic future of the Iraqi people, for the most part, is destroyed. The environment now is completely radioactive.”

“Because DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, the Middle East will, for all practical purposes, be radioactive forever.”