November 5, 2007: This website is an archive of the former website, traprockpeace.org, which was created 10 years ago by Charles Jenks. It became one of the most populace sites in the US, and an important resource on the antiwar movement, student activism, 'depleted' uranium and other topics. Jenks authored virtually all of its web pages and multimedia content (photographs, audio, video, and pdf files. As the author and registered owner of that site, his purpose here is to preserve an important slice of the history of the grassroots peace movement in the US over the past decade. He is maintaining this historical archive as a service to the greater peace movement, and to the many friends of Traprock Peace Center. Blogs have been consolidated and the calendar has been archived for security reasons; all other links remain the same, and virtually all blog content remains intact.THIS SITE NO LONGER REFLECTS THE CURRENT AND ONGOING WORK OF TRAPROCK PEACE CENTER, which has reorganized its board and moved to Greenfield, Mass. To contact Traprock Peace Center, call 413-773-7427 or visit its site. Charles Jenks is posting new material to PeaceJournal.org, a multimedia blog and resource center.
US Places Soldiers at Risk with Diminished Training for 'Depleted' Uranium
Army Regulation 700-xx (pdf) (Also available as (RTF file)- Management of Equipment Contaminated wtih Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities
This regulation -
Establishes formal Army policy and procedures for handling equipment that has been determined to be contaminated with depleted uranium or radioactive commodities.
Delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations.
Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated.
Establishes the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
In 1995, experts wrote Army Pamphlet 700-XX (pdf) to in compliance wtih the regulation. The subsequent training program took about 12 hous to complete, per Doug Rokke. Also available as (RTF file).
The Training Support Package (TSP) was rewritten by non-experts during 1999 to replace the 1995 original training support program. This version specifies that training requires only 20 minutes. Also available as (RTF file)
Was the revised version written to help ensure continued use of 'depleted' uranium without providing the soldier with essential knowledge about health and environmental effects?
Page created October 26, 2002 by Charlie Jenks.