A Petition to Members of the North Carolina General Assembly

Whereas, the United Nations has declared the use of depleted uranium an illegal weapon of war,

Whereas, the European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for an EU and NATO-wide moratorium and global ban on the use of depleted uranium munitions,

Whereas, the United States has been using depleted uranium enhanced weapons in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq,

Whereas, the health effects of depleted uranium on veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm show that these munitions are poisoning our own soldiers,

Whereas, breathable uranium oxides, released on impact of depleted uranium weapons, increase the risk of cancer for soldiers with multiple tours of duty in the Middle East,

Whereas, chromosomal damage among exposed civilians in the Middle east and soldiers has been transferred to the loved ones with an increase in birth defects in their offspring,

Whereas, it has been scientifically established that depleted uranium binds to human DNA leading to various cancers,

Whereas, uranium oxide dust particles remain polluting the environment for billions of years,

Therefore, be it resolved that the State of North Carolina shell provide free and effective testing for Depleted Uranium to any service person returning to North Carolina  from an area where these munitions have been used. 

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Please send this to the NC House and Senate members representing the majority of the signers.  For addresses http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/