[ RadSafe ] FW: Google Alert - depleted uranium - More on ChrisBusby Testimony Misleading Coroner's Jury

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 03:24:50 CDT 2009


This has to do with the nature of a civil trial.

It has been my experience that even if a contaminant is well below an MCL
(maximum contaminant level) and water is safe as drinking water, if it can
be demonstrated that a company with deep pockets using an offending
substance likely or possibly contributed that contaminant to a water supply,
then that company may be required to pay damages.  In civil court, the
notion of "safe" levels or even ANY level of exposure sometimes goes out the
window.  Even possible exposure may suffice for the wrong kind of jury by a
plaintiff seeking damages.

I was involved in a litigation in Georgia where 1 well of 15 or 20 municipal
water wells was slightly contaminated by a chlorinated solvent in the low
ug/L range, but well below the MCL of that substance. The well water was
diluted to such an extent that it was undetectable on the plaintiff's side
of town, yet they still received compensation. Furthermore, it was never
demonstrated that the company's use of solvents in any way contributed to
the water well.

There is almost no way to properly adjudicate these cases (in my opinion)
unless they become the domain of a independent regulatory body, because
civil courts and juries are all too often drawn to the terrible consequences
of a disease such as colon cancer rather than the facts of the case.

Dan ii

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 19:22
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] FW: Google Alert - depleted uranium - More on
ChrisBusby Testimony Misleading Coroner's Jury

Another article and place of posting of the Busby 2 ½ hour “expert”
testimony that convinced Coroner’s Jury that DU caused death of solider from
colon cancer – 


Any RADSAFE member who would like a large document that Busby prepared for
this inquest and sent to me, just drop me an e-mail and I will send it on –



rhelbig at sfo.com




g>  Lens Message Board: Jury find Uranium guilty
On September 10th a Coroner's jury in the West Midlands found that
'depleted' Uranium caused the fatal cancer of a soldier - Lance Corporal
Stuart Dyson - who served in Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War. ...
 <http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/> Media Lens Message Board -


From: Google Alerts [mailto:googlealerts-noreply at google.com] 
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2009 5:36 PM

jCNG9qLjbyuErfxb4ojpWyouBv8nCXQ>  Friday September 18, 2009 « SLC
Environmental and ...
By davidhoza 
12. Bishop dings Interior chief over foot dragging on records request—Thomas
Burr, SLT 9/16/09. http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13350145. 13. Matheson asks
Energy Department to halt depleted uranium shipments—Thomas Burr, SLT
9/16/09 ...
 <http://slcenvironmentalroundup.wordpress.com/> SLC Environmental and
Sustainability... - http://slcenvironmentalroundup.wordpress.com/ 


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