Congressmen Seek To Expose Secret Army Program of Spraying Radioactive Chemicals Over US Cities During Cold War

by Tim Brown, Freedom Outpost:

Nope, it's not another "conspiracy theory."  It's a conspiracy fact that was carried out by the US Army.

Army records reveal that the US government conducted secret testing of zinc cadmium sulfide that included radioactive materials on vulnerable and poor populations by spraying, injecting and feeding hazardous chemicals to Americans during the Cold War.

Author and professor Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor brought some of these revelations to light in her book, Behind the Fog: How the US Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans.

The book is said to be a comprehensive examination of the United States' Cold War radiological weapons program. The book examines controversial military-sponsored studies and open-air field trials using radioactive "simulants" that exposed American civilians to radiation and other hazardous substances without their knowledge or consent during the Cold War in violation of their civil and human rights. The book documents the coordinated efforts of a tight-knit group of military scientists who advanced a four-pronged secret program of human-subject radiation studies that targeted unsuspecting Americans for Cold War military purposes.

According to the Associated Press, "Martino-Taylor used Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain previously unreleased documents, including Army records. She also reviewed already public records and published articles."

"She told The Associated Press that she found that a small group of researchers, aided by leading academic institutions, worked to develop radiological weapons and later "combination weapons" using radioactive materials along with chemical or biological weapons."

"They targeted the most vulnerable in society in most cases," Martino-Taylor said. "They targeted children. They targeted pregnant women in Nashville. People who were ill in hospitals. They targeted wards of the state. And they targeted minority populations."

The AP also pointed out:

The tests in Nashville in the late 1940s involved giving 820 poor and pregnant white women a mixture during their first pre-natal visit that included radioactive iron, Martino-Taylor said. The women were chosen without their knowledge. Blood tests were performed to determine how much radioactive iron had been absorbed by the mother, and the babies' blood was tested at birth. Similar tests were performed in Chicago and San Francisco, Martino-Taylor said.

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