|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||10 May 2007 21:00:20 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] 1968 nuclear crash in Greenland|
MEPs urge Denmark to act over 1968 nuclear air crash Press Release European Parliament Petitions May 10, 2007Parliament voted by 544 votes to 29, with 40 abstentions, in favour of a resolution tabled by the Petitions Committee calling on Denmark to take belated action in relation to the alleged health consequences of the 1968 crash in Greenland of a US plane carrying nuclear bombs.
On 21 January 1968, a US B-52 bomber with several nuclear weapons on board crashed near the Thule Air Base in North-Western Greenland, releasing several kilos of weapons grade plutonium. The plutonium contaminated the immediate snow and ice at the crash site and was carried by high winds and water over an extensive area.
After clean-up operations - in which Danish workers volunteered to participate alongside US personnel - the US conducted regular medical monitoring of its air force staff. No similar monitoring was conducted by the Danish Government of the Danish civilian workers or the Greenlanders, many of whom continued to work at the Thule base and live in the area for several years thereafter.
... For the entire press release, see http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/021-6476-129-05-19-902-20070507IPR06415-09-05-2007-2007-false/default_en.htm -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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