Radioactive Metals May Be in Your Home

May 10, 1999

Despite scores of civilian casualties and the diplomatic disaster caused by NATO’s bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, NATO has vowed that its air campaign against Yugoslavia will escalate in the coming days, and will not end until Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic agrees to a Western peace plan. The round-the-clock campaign has grown to include as many as 600 missiles daily.

Western planes have dropped so many missiles on Yugoslavia that the Pentagon recently announced it was running out of what it calls "smart" bombs. Today we are going to take a look at an unbelievable story that was published a few months ago in The Progressive magazine, and that was picked this year as one of the 10 most censored stories of 1998: What is the U.S. government doing with thousands of tons of radioactive metal left over from the manufacture of weapons? And how is it that this metal is finding its way into spoons, dental fillings and IUD’s?


  • Anne Marie Cusac, Managing Editor of The Progressive magazine, and author of the report "Nuclear Spoons."

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