[ RadSafe ] Radioactive Tank No. 9 comes limping home

Roger Helbig rhelbig at california.com
Thu Mar 30 04:42:24 CST 2006

>From this oft-repeated Nichols article - once again science shoots itself in the foot, playing right into the hands of the radiophobes

"The enduring vigorous stupidity of the U.S. military pretends that radiation is one of those things that if you can't see it, it can't hurt you. They are thoroughly delusional, of course. A National Academy of Sciences report released June 30, 2005, finds that there is no safe level of radiation. Any radiation is bad."


If you would like to complain to the San Francisco Bay View (which proclaims itself the National Black Newspaper, and may in fact have some influence among Black Veterans groups, such as the representative who testified in Olympia, Washington, or the Specialist from Harlem who claims his daughter's birth defects were due to his exposure to DU as a truck driver in Iraq, here is the address editor at sfbayview.com

Roger Helbig

Nichols is Rokke's mouthpiece ..he claims to be a journalist but he never worked for a newspaper, radio or TV station and his sole subject is spreading the anti-DU gospel according to Rokke as illustrated below from this article

"Dr. Doug Rokke is the Pentagon's former director of the U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project. When contacted on Oct. 22, he viewed Chris Bayruh's photographs and made this statement about the radioactive tanks in Kansas: "The radioactive damaged Abrams tanks that were left unsecured on a Kansas railroad track are a perfect example of exactly how not to ship damaged radioactive equipment and how not to protect our Army's Abrams tanks from possible sabotage and compromise of classified battle systems." 

On Oct. 10, prior to the discovery of the radioactive tanks, Dr. Rokke made the following statement. It is eerily predictive of what would happen in Kansas three days later. "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."

Rokke's self-aggrandizement continues

"I am amazed," exclaimed Dr. Rokke, "that 14 years after I was asked to clean up the initial DU mess from Gulf War I and almost 10 years since I finished the depleted uranium project, United States Department of Defense officials and many others still attempt to justify uranium munitions use while ignoring mandatory requirements.

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