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:

Doug Rokke

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 responsible
   for medical care and environmental remediation activities involving depleted
   uranium / uranium 238 and other low level radioactive isotopes that may be
   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 protection.
5. Contaminated and damaged equipment or materials should not be recycled
    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 involving uranium

All citizens of the world must raise a unified voice to force the
leaders of those nations that have used depleted uranium munitions to recognize
the immoral consequences of their actions and assume responsibility for
medical care of all individuals exposed to uranium contamination and the thorough
environmental remediation of all uranium contamination left as a result of
combat and peacetime actions. The efforts of senior U.S. Department of Defense, U.S.
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.