FOIA Document Shows
Navy Has Been Aware Of
Problems Associated With
DU Since 14 May 1984
Traprock Peace Center

This MSDS sheet (shown with 3 photos of documents) was released from the Department of the Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, on 22 May 03 in response to a 2 April 03 Freedom of Information Act request by Glen Milner. The Material Safety Data Sheet, dated 14 May 1984, shows the Navy has been aware of many of the problems associated with depleted uranium since that time.
Glen Milner worked with other to expose that the US Navy has been firing 'depleted' uranium off the coast of Washington State. Sunny Miller interviewed Glen Milner on October 6, 2003. HEAR AUDIO (mp3) - 28 minutes.
Glen's email is and works with
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (
See the documents he received via a Freedom of Information Act request below. For example, on page 3 of 3:
"8. Should DU be handled in powdered form [DU munitions create a fine powder when fired due to their pyrophoric nature] or should a DU penetrator oxidize resulting from a penetrator's involvement in an accident such as a fire, then the intake of DU aerosol or ash via inhalation, ingestion or absorption pesents an internal radiatin hazard.
9. Depending on the solubility of the particular DU compound in body fluids, it may also be toxic, particular to the kidney."
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