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Hercules Comes Back
Date & Time:
05/15/2009 - 8:00pm
This reading of a one act play by Nina Howes and directed by Gloria Zelaya, explores the impact of Depleted Uranium (DU) * on the lives of a young couple. When Nick, a survivor of Desert Storm, realizes he was exposed to depleted uranium; he is forced to challenge the VA, his father, and his own demons before he can get the treatment he needs.
* Depleted Uranium ( DU) is a highly radioactive by-product of nuclear waste.
It has been widely used in bullets, bombs and tanks throughout Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia; These weapons are also marketed to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Taiwan.
Once exploded, the DU particles contaminate the air, the earth, and the water.
When these particles are breathed or ingested they can cause cancer; birth defects;
liver and kidney dysfunction. DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.
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