posted on 11/20/2003 7:16:09 AM PST
The article does not state to whom the tanks belonged. As you know quite a few soldiers were flown to Germany and one died from exposure to "unknown" substance.
To: Ragtime Cowgirl
posted on 11/20/2003 7:35:55 AM PST
by Pan_Yans Wife
("Your joy is your sorrow unmasked." --- GIBRAN)
The suits, used by troops for protection from nuclear, biological or chemical substances, were exposed to depleted uranium when troops were cleaning tanks during the war with Iraq. There were no reported injuries.
Better be careful. It doesn't affect you right away, but over time it seems to have significant adverse health impacts. In 90-91 I was around a lot of depleted uranium, both before it was fired and then on the vehicles the DU rounds hit. Since then, I've noticed that my hair has gone gray, I've gained weight, I don't hear quite as well, my knees creak, its getting hard for me to read things up close, and there's even another problem that only my wife has noticed. I'm afraid to see what another 15 years will bring.
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