Discounted Casualties:The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium, Part 3

by Akira Tashiro, Senior Staff Writer

“Discounted Casualties: The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium,” a series of feature articles which appeared in the Chugoku Shimbun in 2000, is an in-depth investigation compiled from on-site coverage in the U.S., the U.K., Iraq, and other countries. The significance of this report, given the fact that depleted uranium is still being used in warfare, makes it just as timely for the world today.

Part 3: Contaminated Earth

<1>Disclosure - Test firing of radioactive weapons

<2>Minority residents - Keeping quiet to keep the pay check

<3>Open air - Denial of atmospheric firing

<4>The essence of nuclear reliance - The state, the university, the corporations

<5>Negative legacy - 80 years of serious contamination

<6>Sierra Army Depot - 20 times more DU than was used in the Gulf War

<7>Family fighting illness - Sick wife and daughter

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