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‘Poison DUst’ issued as DVD
Published Feb 2, 2006 9:58 PM
A documentary video that opened many eyes to the criminal use by the Pentagon
of depleted uranium (DU) in modern weapons has just been reissued as a DVD.
“Poison DUst” has been made into an 84-minute DVD by Lightyear
Entertainment. It also includes a short piece on DU issues in Vieques, Puerto
Rico, and an article by Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action
Center. It is now available in stores and through leftbooks.com.
Sue Harris interviewed U.S. soldiers returned from Iraq, where they had been
exposed to the radioactive dust created when shells coated with DU are fired.
Many suffer mysterious ailments and have children with birth defects. The
Pentagon uses DU to coat projectiles and even vehicles because it is extremely
hard—and it is cheap, the unwanted byproduct of nuclear energy and weapons
The film points out that one-third of the U.S. soldiers who
participated in Desert Storm, the first war against Iraq, have disabilities
today. The Iraqi people have even more to worry about. They live in an
environment that will be poisoned by DU for hundreds of thousands of
The film includes interviews with former U.S. Attorney General
Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Dr.
Michio Kaku and many others.
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