Discounted Casualties:The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium, Part 4

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 4: Heavy Burden for an Ally

<1> The territorial army - Serving the country, paying a high price

<2> A husband's death - Increasingly ill since the Gulf War

<3> Congenital disorders - Harming the unborn

<4> Private contractor - War pension denied

<5> Parliament member's journal - Opposing development in the Cabinet

<6> Ministry of Defence - Denial of impact on health

<7> Science advisor - Impact of toxins on semen

<8> Veterans Association - Fighting the country, ready to sue