Global Assault: Environmental Consequences of U.S Military Actions
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U.S. military operations touch virtually every country on the planet. Training exercises, military bases, weapons testing, and war have all left behind a toxic wake of chemicals, waste, and ordnance. On this edition of Making Contact we take a look at the environmental record of the U.S. military. We also hear about depleted uranium weapons used in the first Gulf War and what sort of environmental fall-out we can expect from Gulf War II.
Tara Thornton, executive director, and Steve Taylor, national organizer, of the Military Toxics Project; Mark Palmer, assistant director of the International Marine Mammal Project at the Earth Island Institute; Michael Stocker, scientist & bio-acoustician at Seaflow; John Walsh, special assistant for training ranges at the Office of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Readiness); Nilda Medina andRobert Rabin from the Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques (Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques); Ernesto Peña, Vietnam veteran, artist and Viequense, Kathy Gannett, community organizer from Boston, MA; Maria Santelli, International Depleted Uranium Study Team (I-Dust).
For more information:
Military Toxics Project –Lewiston, ME
International Marine Mammal Project –San Francisco, CA
ODUSD (Readiness) –Washington DC
International Depleted Uranium Study Team (I-Dust) –Bernalillo, NM