Panel Events at Mission 17

Two panel events took place at Mission 17 in conjunction with the Depleted Selves exhibition that expanded and amplified aspects of the project as installed in the gallery. In addition to the photographs and wall mural depicting a map of the world indicating locations of DU exposure, an archive housing over 80 articles and books documented and made available to the public the wide array of information and disinformation available on the subject of depleted uranium via the internet and other publishing outlets. (These documents are being made available on-line at, -- this archiving is in process.)

On November 8, 2008, a panel discussion presented an overview and update on the use and effects of depleted uranium. Panelists included Dan Fahey, a veteran who has researched the use and effects of depleted uranium munitions since 1993, and Gretel Munroe, from Grassroots Actions for Peace, and a member of the Steering Committee and member of the Science Team of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons. Both of these panelists presented information reflecting their years of research on this topic and their commitment to transparency and reliable science. Questions from the audience testified to the scarcity of general knowledge due to the repression of information in the mainstream on this subject.

Dan Fahey and Gretel Munroe - Biographies

Dan Fahey is a Navy veteran who has researched the use and effects of depleted uranium munitions since 1993 and has worked to promote testing and monitoring of veterans exposed to DU. He has been invited to make presentations about DU to groups including the US Institute of Medicine and two Presidential committees. He is author of three book chapters and numerous reports and articles on the use and effects of depleted uranium. He also has appeared on BBC radio, CNN, NPR, and the Voice of America, and in publications ranging from the Financial Times to Rolling Stone.

Gretel Munroe is a graduate of Smith College, the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where she received a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition. She has been involved in the DU issue since 1998 with Grassroots Actions for Peace in Concord, Massachusetts where Starmet/Nuclear Metals produced DU anti-tank shells for many years. Grassroots is a member of the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). Gretel is the author of Health Effects of Depleted Uranium, 2nd Edition, 2004, and is a member of ICBUW's Science Team. She is also a member of the ICBUW Steering Committee.

Dan Fahey

Gretel Munroe from Boston via Skype

Gretel Munroe on the health effects of DU exposure

Dan Fahey