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Probe: Federal Agency Ignores Health Hazards
Officials supposed to protect public near toxic sites deny risks, report says
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Alarm Spreads Over Use of Lethal New Weapons
GAZA CITY - Eighteen-year-old Mona Al-Ashkar says she did not immediately know the first explosion at the United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahiya had blown her left leg off. There was smoke, then chaos, then the pain and disbelief set in once she realized it was gone - completely severed by the...
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Attacks Condemned as Supplies Dwindle and Deaths Rise
Deposed Palestinian prime minister and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh yesterday called for an immediate halt to the Israeli attack on Gaza, lifting of the siege and opening of all crossings. "This war does not target just Hamas and the government, it is targeting Palestinians and their cause," he...
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Report to Congress: Gulf War Syndrome is Real
A scientific panel chartered by Congress cites nerve gas drug and pesticides used during the conflict as being associated with veterans' neurological problems.
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'Special Weapons' Have a Fallout on Babies
FALLUJAH - Babies born in Fallujah are showing illnesses and deformities on a scale never seen before, doctors and residents say. The new cases, and the number of deaths among children, have risen after "special weaponry" was used in the two massive bombing campaigns in Fallujah in 2004. After...
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Afghans to Probe Whether U.S. Used Depleted Uranium
KABUL - The Afghan government plans to investigate whether the United States used depleted uranium during its invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and if it might be linked to malformed babies born afterwards. Parts of Afghanistan, particularly the mountainous region of Tora Bora in the east -- the...
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Man Takes Stand In Canada: Beckley Native Questions Sale of Half of Company to US Arms Maker
A man from Beckley has made headlines in Canada for quitting his job.For three years, Paul Cottle worked as an engineer at MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, an information solutions company in British Columbia. In January, the CEO gathered all employees and told them half the company would be...
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Sale of Canada's Leading Satellite Developer Not Ethical: Engineer
An optical engineer in B.C. is urging Ottawa to block the sale of Canada's leading satellite developer - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. - charging that the American buyer makes weaponry that kills people. Paul Cottle, 31, resigned last week from his job of three years after the Richmond-...
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Poison From Depleted Uranium Munitions Site Lingers
New study shows people who lived near or worked at former munitions factory in Colonie have depleted uranium in their bodies
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Cancer in Iraq Vets Raises Possibility of Toxic Exposure
After serving in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago — and receiving the Bronze Star for it — the Tucson soldier was called back to active duty in Iraq. While there, he awoke one morning with a sore throat. Eighteen months later, Army Sgt. James Lauderdale was dead, of a bizarrely aggressive cancer rarely...
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