Film producer Gerard Ungermen and
Audrey Brohy, using the radiation meter to check the radiation levels
of Depleted Uranium (DU) riunds found at the Ministry of Planning
building in central Baghdad. The Ministry was fired on by U.S. during
the war, although it was not a military target.
The U.S. military bombed and destroyed the building and then let looters completely destroy it. The building is now full of highly toxic DU rounds. As Christian Science Monitor reporter Scott Peterson says, the U.S. this time fired more DU rounds to the heavy populated civilian areas than in the 1991 Gulf War. "It's not very dangerous if you're few feet away from the DU rounds," Peterson says, but he worries the children will pickup the heavy funny looking DU bullets as toys.