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Eric,

       Burned DU particles are microparticle size, between 1 nanogram and 1 
microgram in weight, and are carried into the lower stratosphere by trade 
winds and Iraqi dust storms. When the Iraq invasion began, radiation alarms 
went off in the UK for several days. The pollution is worldwide, but of 
course concentrated in the Middle East and Asia within about 1000 miles of 
the epicenters of the conflicts. In Afghanistan, the number of bombing 
missions aappears to have exploded/vaporized tens of thousands of projectile 
weapons made of solid DU (500 lbs each). The destruction of Fallujah was 
mostly solid DU weaponry. Estimates vary from 600,000 to 1,000,000 pounds in 
Iraq, and a large percentage of that is burned/vaporized material.

Jonathan

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From: "Eric Entemann" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: this may be very scary


> That strikes me as most highly improbable.  By what mechanism would you 
> surmise that extremely dense uranium oxide particles be spread worldwide, 
> or even significantly outside the area where the weapons were used?  And 
> what evidence of radioactivity has been detected?
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Jonathan Campbell <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: this may be very scary
> Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:26:20 -0400
>
> I've sent a memo to Leuren Moret, asking her if the bee collapse might be 
> caused by worldwide DU contamination. I think she's on vacation or tour, 
> she hasn't answered yet. Everything points to toxic threshold phenomenon, 
> and I suspect it might be DU. I hope I'm wrong, would be nice if it's 
> pesticide, then it's fixable.
>
> Jonathan
>
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