Discounted Casualties:The Human Cost of Depleted Uranium, Part 5

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 5: The Scars of War

<1>Radiation treatment - Two facilities in the entire country

<2>Environmental contamination - Still serious in the south

<3>A doctor's suffering - Increasing cancer - All-out effort to save lives

<4>Gulf war veterans - Suddenly ill after the war

<5>Congenital abnormalities - High incidence among veterans' children

<6>Epidemic among doctors - Even colleagues getting breast cancer

<7>Near the national border - Still the shells of destroyed tanks

<8>Research center - Collecting information to prove damage

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