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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Depleted Uranium Weapons Used by U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan Linked to...
26 Sep 2004
...Radiation Illness in Troops and Civilians ~ Interview with Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, conducted by Between to Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Depleted Uranium Weapons Used by U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan Linked to Radiation Illness in Troops and Civilians

Interview with Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Project Censored is a media research group at Sonoma State University that tracks news articles published in independent journals and newsletters. From these, the group compiles an annual list of 25 significant stories that have been overlooked, under-reported or self-censored by the country's major national news media. The Project publishes the stories in a yearbook titled, "Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News".

Ranked this year as the fourth most important censored story is "High levels of uranium found in troops and civilians." Two of five articles cited under this heading were written by Tedd Weyman, deputy director of the Uranium Medical Research Centre, based in Toronto, Canada, and Washington, D.C. Weyman was honored for reports he wrote about the use of uranium weapons used by the U.S. in the war in Afghanistan.

These conventional weapons contain uranium, classified as depleted uranium or DU. Despite the label, these weapons are still radioactive. Uranium is considered an ideal weapons material due to its density and ability to penetrate its target. Weyman has conducted health studies in both Iraq, where DU weapons were deployed, and also in Afghanistan, where weapons containing non-depleted uranium were used. Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke to Weyman about his research.

Tedd Weyman's reeports have been honored by Project Censored. For more information, call the Research Centre at (416) 465-1341 or visit the group's website at www.umrc.net

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Project Censored's top 25 censored stories of the past year can be found at: www.projectcensored.org

LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below:

http://www.btlonline.org
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"Between The Lines" is a half-hour syndicated radio news magazine that each week features a summary of under-reported news stories and interviews with activists and journalists who offer progressive perspectives on international, national and regional political, economic and social issues. Because "Between The Lines" is independent of all publications, media networks or political parties, we are able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves generally ignored or marginalized by the major media. For more information on this week's topics and to check out our text archive listing topics and guests presented in previous programs visit: httC://www.btlonline.org
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