- OKLAHOMA CITY - Twenty three
or more of the bomb makers at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, called
simply "The Plant" locally, have caught "acute hemolytic
anemia." See the McAlester News Capital-Democrat news stories here,
or link to the paper in McAlester.
- All the sickened production employees worked on the 2000
Pound Penetrator Bomb (Bunker Busters) line.
- It is also possible that they have radiation poisoning
from handling, ingesting, swallowing, breathing, and being exposed to Uranium
oxide, uranium, and other forms of the deadly metal in the air. There are
22,000,000 Pounds of Uranium stored on base according to the Plant's NRC
license. (Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
- Read it here (PDF):
- It is possible the production employees have contacted
acute hemolytic anemia from the powerful bunker busting bombs.
- In 60 years of making thousands or even millions of bombs
at McAlester, though, this is the first time people have caught acute hemolytic
anemia on the job, according to Mark Hughes, spokesman for the McAlester
Army Ammunition Plant.
- Many experts who prefer to remain anonymous, believe
it is also possible the sometimes fatal disease is radiation induced acute
hemolytic anemia. Radiation from the millions of pounds of uranium on the
base for weapons production. If so, straightforward US Army orders command
medical care for all affected citizens of McAlester and for environmental
- Below is a list of some of the Pentagon's Uranium Munitions
that are assembled or disassembled at the rural McAlester, Oklahoma Bomb
Plant. The US Military is using uranium munitions in Iraq distributed as
radioactive and poisonous uranium bullets, shells, bombs, and missiles.
The US has acknowledged ever this since the 1991 Persian Gulf War when
320 to 375 tons of uranium were used as weapons.
- The uranium munitions explode and burn with an astonishing
ferocity when anything is hit. Uranium aerosols, gas, and dust have made
large portions of Iraq uninhabitable.
- The use of radioactive and poisonous uranium as a weapon
is commonly acknowledged as a war crime. In this case, that would be President
George Bush and the Bush Administration in the United States. The Nuremburg
War Crimes Trials of Nazi Germany apply.
- Almost all Americans know what uranium is and know it
is used to make nuclear weapons. Now the it is used for bullets, shells,
and bombs, too. Karen Parker, noted humanatarian and war crimes lawyer
says "In any case, the four point legal test is completely intelligible
to everyone. It is:"
- "1. You can't make it [uranium dust] stop moving
in dust, wind, etc.
- 2. You can't make it [uranium] stop being radioactive
when the "war" is over. It keeps right on ticking.
- 3. Making children sick three years after the war is
over is not an acceptable military operation -- children are not the enemy
and when the war is over, the weapons have to stop. Having soldiers get
sick after the war is over and all "bad stuff" is supposed to
stop is not OK.
- 4. Radioactive materials pollute."
- The McAAP spokesman had not provided requested information
by press time. More to follow.
- McAlester's sick workers have more than bombs to worry
- U.S Ordnance That Contain Uranium
- DODIC Munition Nomenclature
- A675 CARTRIDGE, 20 MM LINKED, DS, MK 159-1,
- A676 CARTRIDGE, 20 MM LINKED, DS, MK 149-2
- A986 CARTRIDGE, 25 MM , APFSDS-T, M919
- A983 CARTRIDGE, 25 MM , API, PGU-20/U
- B103 CARTRIDGE, 30 MM , API-T/HEI, PGU-14/B & PGU-13/B
- C523 CARTRIDGE, 105 MM APFSDS-T M774, W/M13 TRACER
- C524 CARTRIDGE, 105 MM , APFSDS-T, M833
- C543 CARTRIDGE, 105 MM , APFSDS-T, M900
- C786 CARTRIDGE, 120 MM , APFSDS-T, M829
- C380 CARTRIDGE, 120 MM , APFSDS-T, M829A1
- D501 PROJECTILE, 155 MM APERS, M692, W/O FZ, W/M67 APERS
- D502 PROJECTILE, 155 MM APERS, M692, W/O FZ, W/M67 APERS
- K152 MINE, AP, PDM M86
- From Mary Sparrowdancer
- I am commenting only for those who do not know what "acute
hemolytic anemia" is. It means that there is an inadequate number
of red blood cells in the body, caused by "premature destruction of
the red blood cells." This information can be seen here: