[ RadSafe ] Re: depleted uranium cherry & battle

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Mon Mar 27 15:29:59 CST 2006

Dr Jacobus

-:)Do you mean DU is a "nuisance" or a "new chance"?
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On
Behalf Of John Jacobus
Sent: March 27, 2006 12:25 PM
To: Dlind49 at aol.com; crispy_bird at yahoo.com; radsafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Re: depleted uranium cherry & battle

Dr. Rokke,
I am not sure why you are sending this extensive
message to me at this time.  As far as I am concerned
this is a dead issue.  I certainly have no plans to
endorse any of your efforts on DU.  As a retired
military officer and American, I endorse the medical
support of our military personnel.  However, I think
your politically driven agenda on DU is a nucance.

--- Dlind49 at aol.com wrote:

> John Jacobus crispy_bird at YAHOO.COM: Your previous
> efforts to prevent formal
> Department of the Army acknowledgment of the serious
> adverse health and
> environmental effects and to initiate retaliation
> against me through Doug Aitken,
> Colonel Ed Battle, and Colonel Robert Cherry in
> response to the December 2004
> Vanity Fair article written by David Rose on DU that
> was published in large part
> do to my continued efforts to ensure that medical
> care is provided to all DU
> casualties as required by numerous direct orders
> issued by the Department of
> the Army, Department of Defense, and Department of
> Veterans Affairs and
> specifically the medical care and thorough
> environmental remediation that is required
> by U.S. Army Regulation 700-48 were wrong and
> illegal. Today; 15 years after
> my own, my teams, friendly fire victims, and
> thousands of others were exposed
> to DU contamination via ingestion, inhalation,
> absorption, and wound
> contamination (shrapnel); mandatory radio-bioassay
> and consequent medical care is still
> delayed and actually denied to U.S. military,
> foreign military, and civilians
> who were exposed and now experience medically
> verified adverse health effects.
> Your email quote "I still think that a letter to the
> Editor of Vanity Fair
> with this information and links that tell what is
> known about DU should be sent.
> You are abandoning the field to the enemy, or at
> least ignorant." End quote
> generated a letter from Ed Battle that was simply an
> attack designed to prevent
> public awareness and DOD compliance with orders and
> regulations.   I do not
> know why you think the enemy is myself and others
> who are attempting to ensure
> that already mandatory medical care is provided and
> that environmental
> remediation is completed.   The real "public enemy"
> consists of those individuals who
> use uranium weapons and those who are attempting to
> prevent public awareness
> of and DOD compliance with orders and regulations
> that mandate immediate
> medical care and thorough environmental remediation.
> Colonel Cherry and Colonel
> Battle have been on the attack against me ever since
> I refused to provide
> continued proponency for use of depleted uranium
> munitions as required by the
> infamous March 1991 Los Alamos memorandum issued by
> LTC Michael Ziehmn, U.S. Marine
> Corps, and the December 1992 AEPI directive. Your
> comment quote "or at least
> the ignorant" end quote is very interesting and
> telling as you are indicating to
> me and others that you believe that only Colonel
> Cherry and Colonel Battle
> are the experts and have all of the knowledge.
> Simply neither one of them were
> asked to do the clean up work after Gulf War 1 and
> neither could not do the
> work necessary to complete the Army DU project. That
> is why I was recalled to
> active duty and assigned as thr Army Depleted
> Uranium  Project Director to the
> Chemical school under Colonel (Dr.) Ed Battle. The
> sad part is that as the U.S.
> Army Radiation Protection officer, Colonel Robert
> Cherry did have the official
> and legal Army responsibility to ensure that medical
> care was provided and
> environmental remediation was completed but he
> failed to do so and today he is
> still trying to prevent those mandatory actions.
> Colonel Cherry has also sent
> out public letters and emails stating that I was not
> the U.S. Army Depleted
> Uranium Project Director and even told the editor of
> the Indianapolis Star that
> the project never existed. WOW! Today, United
> States, British, and Australian
> military personnel continue to use illegal uranium
> weapons while refusing to
> provide mandatory medical care to all military and
> civilian casualties.
> Simply:
> Depleted Uranium Situation Requires Action
> By President Bush and Prime Minister Blair
> Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D.
> former Director, U.S. Army Depleted Uranium project
> January 6, 2006
> While U.S. and British military personnel continue
> using illegal uranium
> munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs"
> U.S. Army, U.S. Department
> of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials
> continue to deny that
> there are any adverse health and environmental
> effects as a consequence of the
> manufacture, testing, and/or use of uranium
> munitions  to avoid liability for
> the willful and illegal dispersal of a radioactive
> toxic material - depleted
> uranium. They arrogantly refuse to comply with their
> own regulations, orders, and
> directives that require United States Department of
> Defense officials to
> provide prompt and effective medical care "all"
> exposed individuals [Medical
> Management of Unusual Depleted Uranium Casualties,
> DOD, Pentagon, 10/14/93, Medical
> Management of Army personnel Exposed to Depleted
> Uranium (DU) Headquarters,
> U.S. Army Medical Command 29 April 2004), and
> section 2-5 of AR 70-48].  They
> also refuse to clean up dispersed radioactive
> Contamination as required by Army
> Regulation- AR 700-48: "Management of Equipment
> Contaminated With Depleted
> Uranium or Radioactive Commodities" (Headquarters,
> Department Of The Army,
> Washington, D.C., September 2002) and U.S. Army
> Technical Bulletin- TB 9-1300-278:
>  "Guidelines For Safe Response To Handling, Storage,
> And Transportation
> Accidents Involving Army Tank Munitions Or Armor
> Which Contain Depleted Uranium"
> (Headquarters, Department Of The Army, Washington,
> D.C., JULY 1996).
> Specifically section 2-4 of United States Army
> Regulation-AR 700-48 dated
> September 16, 2002 requires that:
> (1) "Military personnel "identify, segregate,
> isolate, secure, and  label all
> RCE" (radiologically contaminated equipment).
> (2) "Procedures to minimize the spread of
> radioactivity will be implemented
> as soon as possible."
> (3) "Radioactive material and waste will not be
> locally disposed of  through
> burial, submersion, incineration, destruction in
> place, or abandonment" and
> (4) "All equipment, to include captured or combat
> RCE, will be surveyed,
> packaged, retrograded, decontaminated and released
> IAW Technical Bulletin
> 9-1300-278, DA PAM 700-48" (Note: Maximum exposure
> limits are specified in Appendix F).
> The previous and current use of uranium weapons, the
> release of radioactive
> components in destroyed U.S. and foreign military
> equipment, and releases of
> industrial, medical, research facility radioactive
> materials have resulted in
> unacceptable exposures. Therefore, decontamination
> must be completed as required
> by U.S. Army Regulation  700-48 and should include
> releases of all
> radioactive materials resulting from military
> operations.  The extent of adverse health
> and environmental effects of uranium weapons
> contamination is not limited to combat zones but
> includes facilities and
> sites where uranium weapons were manufactured or
> tested including Vieques; Puerto
> Rico; Colonie, New York; Concord, MA; Jefferson
> Proving Grounds, Indiana; and
> Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Therefore medical care
> must be provided by the
> United States Department of Defense officials to all
> individuals affected by the
> manufacturing, testing, and/or use of uranium
> munitions. Thorough
> environmental remediation also must be completed
> without further delay.  I am amazed that
> fourteen years after was asked to clean up the
> initial DU mess from Gulf War 1
> and over ten years since I finished the depleted
> uranium project that United
> States Department of Defense officials and others
> still attempt to justify
> uranium munitions use while ignoring mandatory
> requirements.  I am dismayed that
> Department of Defense and Department of Energy
> officials and representatives
> continue personal attacks aimed to silence or
> discredit those of us who are
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"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from
the public purse."
Adlai Stevenson

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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