Dennis Heyden, on behalf of nuclear veterans, observes in part “The white plastic card handed to Iraq War veterans by Army Officials I believe is useful evidence , it admits :
“ You have been working in an area were depleted uranium (DU ) munitions have been used . DU has the potential to cause ill health . You may have been exposed to dust containing DU during your deployment .” This would clearly have been equally relevant advice for 1950’s and 60’s nuclear test veterans . The motives for the cover – up and denial of the health effects of LDLLR applied to the nuclear test veterans and avoidance of accountability and responsibility for ill health is a similar crime against humanity .
I trust you will consider that the official admitted truth of legacy ill health effects from LDLLR will be brought to the notice of Treasury Solicitors , the Supreme Court and any Judges handling cases of victims of radioactivity .
Please distribute this report to all who are working to achieve justice . I believe contact with the Iraq War veteran and the Daily Mail reporter is a priority . The MoD paid £400,000 compensation to a civilian typist suffering occupational repetitive stress syndrome . The Iraq war victim of radiation, Katrina Brown , is at least morally and ethically entitled to the cost of possible life saving treatment for the auto-immune system damage she acquired in service than a typist not risking her life for government policy .
Or will it forever remain that members of the armed forces are to be politically excluded from justice and regarded as cannon fodder to be used , abused and then abandoned ?
We surely can’t just sit by and say and do nothing .
Best wishes ,
Dennis ” email, 27 April 2013