Sunday, September 14, 2003

Radioactive Battlefields in Iraq

Katherine Stapp of IPS speculates that the recent revelation that ~4,500 soldiers were evacuated out of Iraq for medical reasons other than combat and non-combat injuries may be related to high radiation levels from depleted uranium leftover from the invasion.

As evidence that something is awry, Strapp points to a May report by Scott Peterson of the Christian Science Monitor which found radiation levels 1,000 - 1,900 times higher than normal in areas around Iraq.