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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
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The investigation showed that while the U.S. military has downplayed the hazards of depleted uranium munitions. Also the "Pentagon has issued repeated denials that depleted uranium dust was a danger to the troops but...the military's own training videos told a different story." However these training videos made after the first Gulf War which warn about the dangers and show how to mitigate it, were not shown to troops before the second Gulf War. Causing soldiers to be "unknowingly exposed to this radio active dust and some claim they are sick today because of it."
Upon their return home from Iraq, several members of the New York Army National Guard complained of a variety of ailments, including urinary and kidney problems, severe breathing problems, and physical weakness. While the army's medical staff was unable to find out what's wrong with them, an independent medical exam (paid for by the Daily News) shows signs that the soldiers were exposed to radioactive dust produced by depleted uranium shells. Most of the soldiers all came from the 442nd Company, formerly stationed in Samawah, Iraq.
Evans discovers that the veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War "have a disability rate three times as high as that of Vietnam and World War II veterans," and that this trend may be the result of using depleted uranium weapons. His eight-chapter series takes an in-depth look at the science of depleted uranium weapons, centralizing his focus around Matt Rohman, a Gulf War veteran who lives every day in pain. Evans explores different concepts of radiobiology, geology, radiation physics, and health science, and takes a look at what depleted uranium weapons could mean for today's soldier.
Tags: depleted uranium weapons; Pentagon; Gulf War Syndrome; Gulf War illness; war-related illness; ill veterans; nerve disorders; Lou Gehrig's disease; nuclear weapons; chronic fatigue; bystander effect; radioactive dust; military munitions; depleted uranium exposure; veterans with cancer; pyridostigmine bromide; chemical weapons; biological weapons; Fort Eustis; C-4 plastic explosive
The Deseret (UT) News, in a yearlong project, finds evidence that the government secretly bombarded Utah with more nerve gas, germ warfare, nuclear fallout and other radioactive dust, which was spread by bombs, airplanes, artillery and intentional nuclear reactor meltdowns. Among other findings, the series details the activities of the Army, and the fact that a group of prison inmates were injected with radioactive material, 1994.