Item Details

An Investigation Into Depleted Uranium [electronic resource]

System TV (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
For 20 years, scientists, doctors, and activists-including some veterans-have denounced the use of depleted uranium in military and civilian technology, citing a wide range of negative health consequences. And yet more than 50 countries now possess weapons and other industrial applications based on DU, with arms industry lobbyists and nuclear authorities continuing to downplay the risks. This film visits combat zones in Iraq and the Balkans as it compares and contrasts the arguments of those who defend and attack the technology. Presented with archival documents, expert interviews, and testimony from those who have witnessed DU hazards firsthand, viewers are introduced to vital background information as well as a clear analysis of the conflicting viewpoints at the heart of the debate.
Release Date
2012
Run Time
52 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 06, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Depleted Uranium: Formidable Weapon (2:05)
  • Depleted Uranium in Iraq (3:09)
  • Basra Hospital: Cancer Rates (6:00)
  • Environmental Contamination (4:14)
  • Bombings in Serbia (4:41)
  • Contaminated Ground (4:54)
  • NATO Bombing Raids (2:21)
  • Generational Health Hazards (1:53)
  • French Military Denies Culpability (3:56)
  • War in Iraq (3:03)
  • Bombing of Fallujah (2:41)
  • Baghdad (1:06)
  • Pentagon in Denial (3:32)
  • Stockpiled Depleted Uranium (2:17)
  • Contaminated and Buried (4:15)
  • Credits: An Investigation into Depleted Uranium (0:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013]
Publisher no.
52385 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.)) : sound, color
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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