Letter from Doug Rokke Regarding "Army Times"
Article "Sick Guard members blame depleted uranium."
"Army Times" Article "Sick Guard members blame depleted uranium.
I have called Debbie Funk at Army Times and asked her to cover story and
truth many times and again this past week.
Please call her at 703-750-8636. I have worked with her and given her
all of the information many times over the years...and once more this is
simple. The question is if they will cover it... and publish these
recommendations that are based on DOD / VA mandated requirements:
1. All DU contamination must be physically removed and properly disposed
of to prevent future exposures.
2. Specialized radiation detection devices that detect and measure alpha
particles, beta articles, x-rays,
and gamma rays emissions at appropriate
levels from 20 dpm up to 100,000 dpm and from .1 mrem/ hour to 75
mrem/ hour must
be acquired and distributed to all individuals or organizations
for medical care and environmental remediation activities involving
uranium / uranium 238 and other low level radioactive isotopes that
present. Standard equipment will not detect contamination.
3. Medical care must be provided to all individuals who did or may have
inhaled, ingested, or had
wound contamination to detect mobile and sequestered
internalized uranium contamination.
4. All individuals who enter, climb on, or work within 25 meters of any
contaminated equipment or terrain must wear respiratory and skin
5. Contaminated and damaged equipment or materials should not be
to manufacture new materials or equipment.
6. The use of uranium munitions must cease immediately.
7. All individuals who may come in contact with uranium munitions or
uranium munitions contamination must complete specific
education and training on
management of contamination and response to incidents
All citizens of the world must raise a unified voice to force the
leaders of those nations that have used depleted uranium munitions to
the immoral consequences of their actions and assume responsibility for
medical care of all individuals exposed to uranium contamination and the
environmental remediation of all uranium contamination left as a result
combat and peacetime actions. The efforts of senior U.S. Department of
Army, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,
British, Canadian, Australian, and United Nations officials to prevent
acknowledgment of these problems and accept responsibility must be
stopped! The overt
retaliation against any of us who are attempting to get these same
officials to comply with their own directives must stop. We can not
continue to ignore
the consequences of wartime contamination that include adverse health
and environmental effects.
I IMPLORE YOU TO ACT!