Commentary - Contamination
A major bridge in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio is being prepared for
a spectacular, 5-second demolition, with the public invited to watch.
(See Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, April 22, front section.) There is
no guarantee that the explosive material does not contain components of
uranium or plutonium. If it does, as so strong an explosion suggests, a
radiation aerosol will be sprayed into the air and breathed into the
lungs, causing cancers that take five to ten years to kill, but causing
present malformation of the unborn in the womb.*
The elaborate preparation for the Fulton Road bridge demolition
underscores the power of the single explosion that tore a hole in the
Baghdad bridge over the Tigris and deepens suspicion that American
soldiers in Baghdad are living in a radiation contaminated zone.
- Jean G. Braun