A candidate for Congress says more needs to be done for veterans exposed to depleted uranium.
That's the contention from Mike Miles, Green Party candidate in northern Wisconsin's Seventh congressional district. Miles notes that depleted uranium munitions were first used during the first Gulf War, and that 25% of the troops deployed in that conflict are now suffering from some type of permanent disability. Miles says that, not only has Congress “punted” on the issue of depleted uranium, they're also cutting funds for the Veterans Administration. Miles says many Gulf War vets now refer to depleted uranium as the “Agent Orange” of their generation.
Miles was among 78 people cited for trespassing Monday at the suburban Minneapolis headquarters of Aliant Technosystems. The firm is the world's largest producer of depleted uranium weapons, according to Miles.
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