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An urgent message on depleted uranium from
Dr. Doug Rokke and Damacio Lopez.
Dear Friends, February 1, 2005
We have a proposal for those individuals and organizations who wish to stop the use of depleted uranium in weapons, ensure that medical care is provided, and ensure that all environmental contamination is cleaned up.
Please join us in a world-wide campaign in demanding that the Pentagon of the United States follow it's own directive requiring thorough environmental remediation and that medical care is provided to all individuals contaminated by depleted uranium and/or other low level radioactive materials.
These legal mandates are prescribed in Army Regulation 700-48,* with specific maximum exposure criteria in US Army Technical Bulletin 9-1300-278. These require thorough environmental remediation and that medical care is provided to all casualties.
The responsible person to uphold this regulation is
Dr. Michael Kilpatrick
The Special Assistant, Deployment Health Support
Four Skyline Place - Suite 901
5113 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041
Let's encourage Dr. Kilpatrick to uphold these legal requirements.
LT. General Ronald Peake, then Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, also appointed Colonel Robert Eng, Ph.D. email: Robert.Eng@amedd.army.mil, Fort Sam Houston, Texas) as his representative to ensure medical care is provided to all DU casualties when he issued his medical order dated April 29, 2004.
Please get this message to as many people as possible; this might be the straw that breaks the camels back. Past environmental remediation costs alone would be in the billions of dollars.
Damacio Lopez and Doug Rokke, Ph.D.
Web sites for additional information include:
Also, read Doug Rokke's paper - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/wuwc_reader3_veterans.pdf
and hear his presentation - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/depleted_uranium_hamburg03.html#veterans
to the World Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, 2003.
The conference reader is available for free download at
*URL's of cited US Army regulation and documents:
US Army Regulation 700-48 - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/r700_48.pdf
US Army Technical Bulletin 9-1300-278 - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/tb_9-1300-278_1996.pdf
US Army, Pamphlet 700-48 - Handling Procedures for Equipment Contaminated with Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities - http://www.grassrootspeace.org/p700_48.pdf
January 30, 2005 - page created by Charlie Jenks; updated February 1, 2005.