2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Apr 2007 05:19:25 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DU Testing for Minnesota vets?
Uranium tests for veterans proposed
A Senate committee OK'd a bill providing for testing veterans to see if dust from spent-uranium munitions has harmed them.

By Pat Doyle
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 10, 2007

The shells vaporize on impact and spread a uranium dust that some veterans of recent wars suspect has left them with cancers, respiratory disease or kidney problems.

Though studies have not clearly established a risk of battlefield contamination, the Legislature is advancing bills that would provide sophisticated testing of veterans for exposure to the powder in the 1991 Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a proposal to spend $1 million to test more than 800 veterans for exposure to depleted uranium, which the U.S. military has used to harden shells and other munitions for piercing armor.


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