Uranium 238: The Pentagon's Dirty Pool

(Uranio 238: La Bomba Sucia del Pentágono)
Costa Rica, 2009, 28 min, English, Spanish subtitles
Producer Isabel Macdonald and San José Quaker Peace Center

Uranium 238 depicts the hazards that the use of depleted uranium or DU in conventional weapons poses for the health of soldiers and civilians. Through interviews with soldiers, scientists and activists, the documentary explores the health hazards when this radioactive and toxic material is ingested or inhaled by people in the battle fields and shooting ranges. Based in scientific data this video has been used by the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW) as part of its international campaign to prohibit DU as a military component.

URANIUM 238 - The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool won the Jury Award as the Best Short Film of the First International Uranium Film Festival 2011.


About the Film

Short film jury award winner "Uranium 238: The Pentagon´s Dirty Pool" by Pablo Ortega is another film that dismantles disinformation. Pablo Ortega's short film is a rich source of information about using radioactive depleted uranium as weapons and about the consequences of doing so. You must see it!

João Luiz Leocadio
Nuclear Engineer and Professor of the Department of Cinema & Video of the Federal Fluminense University (UFF)