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Democratic U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott, talks about depleted uranium used by the U.S. military to

From: Hawaii Public Radio
Length: 03:25

Democratic U.S. Congressman Jim McDermott, talks about depleted uranium used by the U.S. military to encase armor and ammunition. McDermott believes the uranium is causing leukemia and birth defects in those exposed to American weapons.

Default-piece-image-1 Jim McDermott, a Democratic U.S. congressman who represents the district that includes Seattle, visited Honolulu in early June to talk about universal health care. HPR’s Chad Blair spoke with McDermott about other issues the congressman has worked on, including depleted uranium used by the U.S. military to encase armor and ammunition. McDermott believes the uranium is causing leukemia and birth defects in those exposed to American weapons.

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Jim McDermott, a Democratic U.S. congressman who represents the district that includes Seattle, visited Honolulu in early June to talk about universal health care. HPR’s Chad Blair spoke with McDermott about other issues the congressman has worked on, including depleted uranium used by the U.S. military to encase armor and ammunition. McDermott believes the uranium is causing leukemia and birth defects in those exposed to American weapons.

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