Source Pravda.Ru

NATO Soldiers from Europe to Sue USA

NATO soldiers from Europe suffering from cancer are going to open a court case next week against US firms, which did not warn them that the equipment they were handling was dangerously radioactive.

This case is not about Depleted Uranium, but radar systems, fabricated by Raytheon Company, General Electric Corporation, ITT-Gilfillan Inc, and Lucent Technologies. Lawyers Reiner Geulen and Remo Klinger, representing 450 soldiers who were exposed to radiation between 1958 and 1994 when handling this equipment, are to present their case on Tuesday.

The case is based around the fact that the soldiers were not warned that the radar tubes were not adequately protected against radiation.

The victims are seeking an elevated sum in financial compensation.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY PRAVDA.Ru

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