DU Again Saturday


For the first time, independent researchers have found that the bodies of Iraqi children born with congenital disabilities, such as heart disease and malformed limbs, near a former United States air base in southern Iraq are contaminated with high levels of radioactive heavy metals associated with toxic depleted uranium pollution leftover from the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

The findings appear to bolster claims made by Iraqi doctors who observed high rates of congenital disabilities in babies born in areas that experienced heavy fighting during the bloody first year of the most recent Iraq war.

In 2016, researchers tested the hair and teeth of children from villages in proximity to the Talil Air Base, a former U.S. air base, located south of Baghdad and near the city Nasiriyah. They found elevated levels of uranium and of thorium, two slightly radioactive heavy metals linked to cancer and used to make nuclear fuel.

Mike Ludwig, Truthout

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9 Responses to DU Again Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Talk about ignorant. DU is depleted in the radioactive U235. A heavy metal, DU is toxic like lead. I doubt that the effects are distinguishable. In any case, WHO doesn’t consider DU to be a major health hazard.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Up to the TVD bridge and return in 59 minutes. Tobacco plants. A large riding of magpies in a large, recently deceased tree. Flew off as I stared at them. Tiny white butterflies. Lotsa grasshoppers. A few already heading in the direction of the 7:30 pm slaughter of the UCLA Bruins.

    Day 7: 199+59=258 minutes, undistinguished.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Abuncha people here at the Nuevo Vallarta having dinner before going to watch the Cougars mop the artificial turf with the remains of the Bruins. Ugh!


  3. Den says:

    Packing, packing, packing, garage stuff, great weather, 81F. Busy week ahead, only a zillion things to get done.


  4. Den says:

    What are you looking at human? Never saw a giraffe eat before?


  5. Carol says:

    Margaritas with Brian and Jill, and Pete showed up. His family was at a Tiger’s game in Detroit. It’s a family tradition in Sara’s family. Her mom and dad are gone but the kids carry on the tradition.

    Jill is going round and round with a group called “Rover.” It’s the place Jill found Courtney, her dog sitter. Jill wants all of the money back, They’ve given her some but they keep trying to find reasons to delay the inevitable.

    Jill sent them 3 photos from my trail cam, showing the company the girl had over to Jill’s, company she wasn’t allowed to have. THEY keep urging Jill to write a review for their website about Courtney. It’s suspicious how they keep insisting. Jill WILL write the review, but not until she gets the rest of her money back.


  6. Carol says:

    Haft en stund av eftertankar för våran norska vän Erling Minotti Krange som begravdes idag i Norge. Vi, några av hans många vänner här i Alanya hade en skål i hans namn 🖤🇳🇴🇹🇷 R.I.P. Erling 🖤
    Had a moment of eftertankar for our Norwegian friend Erling Minotti Krange who was buried today in Norway. We, some of his many friends here in alanya had a bowl in his name 🖤🇳🇴🇹🇷 r.i.p. erling
    On behalf of the family, I thank you for all the condolences on the occasion of my father’s, Erling Minotti Krange passing. It warms in this heavy time ❤ service is in oddernes chapel, Wednesday 18. September at 14.30
    On behalf of the family, I thank hjertlig for all the participation, support and warmth in a heavy and difficult moment when we had to say goodbye to our dear erling minotti krange. A special thank you to diver kollergaer, Dykkerkontakten, Nordsjødykker Alliance, Nvio (Norway's International Operations Association for international operations) Dept. Kristiansand. And last but not least, we have a big thank you to camp møvik who has lined up so wholeheartedly for the family and contributed to an unforgettable memorial with a nice and worthy farewell.
    *sniff* When I saw the bottom paragraph pop up on FaceBook this morning I realized I hadn't seen any posts from Erling in awhile. The last time he actually posted on his page was back in July 5th.

    The other paragraphs I grabbed from his time line as I scrolled down the page, looking for clues.

    R.I.P. Erling, one of the highlights of my life was the day he called me on the phone. Spoke better English that some Americans I know.


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