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Alexandra Miller is currently a radiobiologist
at the Armed
Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
in Maryland. She has published several
on the chemical and radiological toxicology and carcinogenicity
of uranium and depleted uranium in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Dan Fahey is a policy analyst and graduate of
the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University,
and served in the Persian Gulf in July 1991. He has extensively researched
the role of depleted uranium (DU) from spent munitions in Gulf War
veterans’ health problems. His most recent report "
Science or Science Fiction: Facts, Myths and Propaganda in the
Debate Over Depleted Uranium Weapons
" appeared in March 2003.
Jan Snihs is a researcher at the
Swedish Radiation Protection Institute
, and is currently the scientific leader of the UN
Environmental Programme (UNEP
) field missions to investigate DU contamination and health effects
in the Balkans.
Michael Kilpatrick is
Deputy Director of Deployment Health Support
in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Health Affairs. He is a leading US Department of Defense spokesperson
on deployment health issues related to depleted uranium. He has appeared
in public with numerous
briefings and presentations
on the DU issue.
Tanya Palmateer Oxenberg
is a Health Physicist at the
U.S. Army Developmental Test Command
at Aberdeen Proving Grounds who has extensive experience with DU
contamination at firing ranges. She is currently at John Hopkins University
studying DU transport in the environment resulting from spent ordance.
Thomas M. Fasy is an Associate Professor of Pathology
at the Mount Sinai School
. He traveled to Iraq in January and June of 2003
where he visited the university, medical schoold and
hospitals. He also had the opportunity to meet with Professor Alim
Yacoub, the Iraqi epidemiologist investigating the ongoing epidemics
of childhood cancer and birth defects in Southern Iraq.
Jonathan King (environmental and health) is a Professor of molecular biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a long history of involvement in assessing the social and environmental consequences of scientific and military programs. Professor King was the recipient of MIT's Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Leadership Award in 2003.
Jim Walsh (policy) is Executive Director
of the Managing the Atom Project at the
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
His research and writings focus on weapons of mass destruction,
terrorism, and the Middle East.