Leuren Moret has worked at two US nuclear weapons laboratories as a geoscientist. In 1991 she became a whistleblower at the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. Since then she has worked as an independent scientist and radiation specialist around the world, and contributed to the UN sub-commission investigating depleted uranium.
In 2003, she testified at the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan held in Japan, and presented at the World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference in Hamburg, Germany, and at the World Court of Women at the World Social Forum in Bombay, India in January 2004. She is a Contributing Editor to Global Outlook, a City of Berkeley Environmental Commissioner, and the Past President of the Association for Women Geoscientists.
By most accounts, the U.S. has embarked on another "humanitarian" war, and its fifth one, using depleted uranium. In this compelling 2004 study, geoscientist and radiation expert Leuren Moret paints a bold picture of the pervasive and devastating effects of this "silent killer that will not go away". However, beyond its much-touted military advantages, Moret suggests that depleted uranium serves as a deadly instrument for furthering Washington’s unavowed geo-strategic agenda, as in Libya today.
Iraq 1990; Yugoslavia 1999; Afghanistan 2001; Iraq 2003 ...Libya 2011