JOURNALISTS REPORTING ON DU

Nancy Cicco, Portsmouth, NH Herald, September 17, 2003, “Group claims U.S. weapon sickens victims”

Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service News Agency, 12 Sept. 2003, “IRAQ: Experts Warn of Radioactive Battlefields” [ipsnoramcarib@ipsnews.net]

Larry Johnson, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Foreign Desk Editor, “War’s Unintended Effects: Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons Lingers As Health Concern, ” 4 August 2003; and 12 Nov. 2002, “Iraqi Cancers, Birth Defects Blamed on U.S. Depleted Uranium”

Anthony Cardinale, The Buffalo News, 22 July 2003, “Warning of Toxic Aftermath from Uranium Munitions”

Moni Basu, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 22 June 2003, “Iraqis curse 'silver bullet,' fear illness from radioactive contamination”

Deborah Blum, Special To The Baltimore Sun, 8 June 2003 “The use of radioactive ordnance is cheered by U.S. military officials but decried by health officials overseas”

Malcolm Hooper, BBC 3 June 2003, an emeritus professor of medicinal chemistry on the British Government's DU Oversight Board. UK, “UK troops' depleted uranium tests 'invalid'”

Alex Kirby, environmental correspondent, BBC news online, May 22, 2003, “Afghans' uranium levels spark alert:
A small sample of Afghan civilians have shown `astonishing´ levels of uranium in their urine, an independent scientist says, ” and 3 Jan. 2001, “Alarm over NATO uranium deaths”

Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor, 15 May 2003, “Less DU in this war?”; 20 Dec. 2002, “A ‘Silver Bullet’s’ Toxic Legacy: If U.S. fights Iraq, it would use a weapons that left a radioactive trail in Gulf War” and 29 April 1999, “A rare visit to Iraq’s radioactive battlefield”

Paul Brown, The Guardian, environment correspondent, 25 April 2003, “Uranium hazard prompts cancer check on troops”; 17 April 2003,“Scientists Urge Shell Clear-Up to Protect Civilians Royal Society spells out dangers of depleted uranium”
Alexandra Miller, New Scientist magazine, April 2003, the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda

The Guardian, April 25, 2003, “Depleted Uranium” [a background article or primer]

Sara Dehart, Freelance, NW USA, email: dehart.ss@verizon.net

Neil Mackay, Investigations Editor, Sunday Herald of Scotland, 30 March 2003, “US forces' use of depleted uranium weapons is ‘illegal’”

Elliot Borin, Wired Magazine, 10 March 2003, “U.S. Stocking Uranium-Rich Bombs?”
Rob Edwards, Environment Editor, Sunday Herald of Scotland, 16 February 2003, “Gaffe exposes monitoring sham: Ministry of Defense admits officer's slip-up is ‘unhelpful’”

Louis Farshee, Freelance, email: farshee@easystreet.com

Robert Collier, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 January 2003, “Iraq links cancers to uranium weapons/U.S. likely to use arms again in war”

Jim Ritter, health reporter, Chicago Sun Times, 31 Dec. 2002, “Burning semen haunts Gulf War vets”

Robert J. Parsons, Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2002,“Depleted Uranium In Bunker Bombs, America’s big dirty secret”

Katarine Kratovac, Associated Press (in Belgrade, Yugoslavia), 3 January, 2001 Milwaukee Journal, “NATO weapons spread new fear: Yugoslav officials take note of radiation ills”

Irwin Arieff, Reuters (at the UN), 30 Nov. 2001, “UN snubs Iraq over depleted uranium study”

Robert James Parsons, The Nation, 9 April 2001, “The Balkan DU Cover-up: Washington is pressuring NATO and the UN to keep the lid on investigations”

Christopher Cooper, Wall Street Journal, 30 Jan. 2001, “Can Tungsten Breach Fortress Uranium? Dense but Nonradioactive, It Might Soothe Fears, But Pentagon Hesitates”

Richard J Newman, U.S. News and World Report, 22 January 2001,“Depleted credibility: Did U.S. weapons make Italian soldiers sick?”

Douglas Hamilton, EcoNEws Service (www.ecologynews.com) 21 January 2001, “Plutonium Row Set to Rock Bush Debut with Europe” (DOD Mouth Kenneth Bacon said plutonium was detected a year ago...” They consisted of plutonium, neptunium and americium.

Gena Kolata, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2001, “Fray in Europe Over Uranium Draws Doubters”

Steven Erlanger, New York Times, (in Llozice, Kosovo) 12 Jan. 2001, “Uranium Furor Puts Kosovars in the Dark Again”

Ray Moseley, (in London) foreign correspondent, Chicago Tribune, (pA3) 10 Jan. 2001, “NATO urged to act on depleted uranium“

Alexander Nicoll, Ralph Atkins and Frances Williams, Business Day, 10 Jan. 2001, “NATO pressed to open uranium arms probe, Germany calls for inquiry and for use of weapons to be halted”

Marie-Claud Dubin, (journalist who is sick from covering Gulf and Balkan wars) interviewed in French daily Le Parisien, (interviewed by Marlise Simons in New York Times, 10 Jan. 2001, “Europe to Investigate Uranium-Tipped Arms,” p.A6)

Marlise Simons, New York Times, (in Paris, Brussels, & Montenegro) Jan. 9, 2001, “ 1999 U.S. Document Warned of Depleted Uranium in Kosovo”; 11 Jan. 2001, “Uranium-Tipped Arms Ban Rejected by NATO Majority,” and 2 Sept. 2002, “On a Balkan War’s Last Day, Poison From the Sky”

Jeffrey Ulbrich (in Brussels, Belgium), Associated Press, Wisconsin State Jrnl, 9 January 2001, “NATO, EU to study uranium ammo”

Daniel Rubin, Knight Ridder Newspapers (in Rome) 6 Jan. 2001, “EU begins inquiry of veterans’ cancer: Uranium fired by U.S. suspected in nine deaths”

Peter Eisler, USA Today, 25 June 2001, “Study flags radioactive threat: problem exceed federal estimates”

Laura Durnford, Radio Netherlands, 27 Nov 2000, “Depleted Science in DU Debate”

Amra Kevic (in Belgrade), Reuters, 22 April 2000, “NATO accused of wider uranium use”

Peter Capella, The Guardian (in Geneva) 30 March 2000, “UN raises alarm on toxic risk in Kosovo: NATO warplanes used 10 tonnes of depleted uranium in shells”

Kathleen Sullivan, San Francisco Examiner, 22 March 2000, “NATO confirms U.S. jets fired radioactive bullets: Letter says depleted uranium was used in attacks on tanks in Kosovo”


Compiled by John LaForge, Nukewatch


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