Rough clip of attempt to speak with Aerojet Ordnance management, producer of DU munitions cores in Tennessee

"Contaminated Forever" - the documentary -- 
... rough early clips while filming was in progress, plus background resources

   Filmmaker Wes Rehberg and artist and social policy analyst Eileen Rehberg have produced and filmed "Contaminated Forever" to help in the effort to expose the terrible consequences of the use of depleted uranium weapons (DU) for test purposes and in the battlefield. 
   Rough early preview video clips and supplementary information are available below. To view the introductory 5-minute segment or purchase a DVD of the completed 1 hour and 45-minute documentary, click on this link ...


A biological study by Randall Parrish of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory in the UK and others has detected depleted uranium and in one case enriched uranium in former workers and those who lived and worked nearby the Colonie, NY, NL Industries plant, where depleted uranium munitions cores were produced decades ago. Click to view press conference and on-site video clips ...
Jonesborough, TN, anti-DU rally

Featured are talks from rally organizer Linda Modica; Vietnam and Iraq war veteran Herbert Reed (DU victim); Caren Neile - storyteller; veteran and conscientious objector Tim Pluta (also DU victim); clips from the protest at Aerojet Ordnance - DU munitions producer; and music from Robert Baldwin, filmmaker and songwriter. Click to view the video ...
Nilda Medina, Vieques activist

Video interviews with four Vieques activists on U.S. Navy contamination as a result of decades of military bombing practice on the Puerto Rican island. Link to the videos is here ...


** Dr. Doug Rokke's address at the Abolish DU Conference at East Tennessee State University, sponsored by Christian Peacemaker Teams and First Tennessee Progressives -- mp4 downloadable video file, very large (267mb) 57 minutes -- it's also available on Google video at at this location.

* * Two 15-minute video clips of my interviews with Rokke, with background and documentation of his service as a DU munitions expert in Iraq and elsewhere (roughly compiled mp4 video files for research use only) ...
-- Wes Rehberg
1) comments on service - 2) background and documents

-- To view a Flash video on Rokke's documentation, click here

Doug Rokke at CCP/FTP conference in Tennessee

Video segments of
our interviews with
Doug Rokke and his
witness on DU contamination,  its dangers, and coverup ...

CPT/FTP May 2007 Stop-DU delegation in Jonesborough, TN - video clips from actions

Video 1-minute rough-edited clip of balloon release indicating wind direction from Aerojet Ordnance, a depleted uranium munitions plant - mp4 file

4-minute rough-edited clip of second visit to Aerojet Ordnance entryway to speak with management -- mp4 file

33-minute lightly compiled clip of CPT/Sierra Club Radiaton Committee press conference at Aerojet Ordnance location - mp4 file

These are roughly compiled video clips -- Wes Rehberg @2007 Wild Clearing all rights reserved
An array of DU munitions

An array of depleted uranium munitions

I'm convinced DU use is treacherous

 Researching the sites listed below and in our companion DU blog, it became apparent that those engaged in warfare are using depleted uranium munitions without regard for the everlasting toxicological and radiological impact on the planet and its life.
    For humans, the impact is killing and crippling - read the posts there to understand why. The arguments for the "precautionary principle" advanced by scientists and physicians is compelling -- those who would employ and deploy depleted uranium should take every means to assure that its use is harmless; victims and the general public shouldn't have to bear that burden.
   Unfortunately, even WHO and the IAEA have argued that its use in munitions doesn't present the hazards that are asserted in the posts there. To me, this is mindful disregard, a displacement that is deadly and treacherous. War is equally evil, but its impacts up to now haven't so deeply threatened life on the planet.
   The CPT delegation to Jonesborough, TN, was part of a decades-old international effort to bring this disregard and treachery into public conversation, so that we can, since we have to, be those who espouse the "precautionary principle" regarding DU use. Life depends on it. Read the posts included in the DU blog. I hope you'll join this campaign. -- Wes Rehberg
      photo by Eileen Rehberg © 2007



Below are web sites dedicated to providing resources, research and forums for understanding dangers of depleted uranium munitions: on DUs

Pages and pages of links, forums and downloadable files covering, along with DU's, nonviolence, community, antiwar efforts as well as efforts in the area of justice and the enviroment.

IDust: An archival reference resource
Mission: To disseminate information and coordinate advocacy efforts worldwide;
To bring about a total ban on weapons that contain depleted uranium.
Norbert's Bookmarks for a Better World
This is web site with 30,000 links including a number on military armaments and depleted uranium munitions.

World Uranium Weapons Conference
This 2003 conference in Hamburg, Germany, provided an international forum on DUs -- "the trojan horse of a nuclear war" 
Another web site to view offers an online video of: "Iraq: The Hidden War" -- visit The Information Clearing House for this and other videos.

** "Depleted Uranium Weapons - Lessons from the 1991 Gulf War" by Dan Fahey -- International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation - PDF file

** "Health Risks of Depleted Uranium - An Independent Review of Scientific Literature" by Mike Pritchard, University of Toronto - PDF file


"Discounted Casualties - the Human Cost of Depleted Uranium" is a comprehensive and exhaustive journalism work by Akira Tashiro in the Hiroshima Newspaper Chugoku Shimbun, published in 2000 yet timely -- a reproduction of the initial page of the online series is below -- You can visit the web site for the series by clicking here.

Discounted Casualties online image



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