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  Iraq & Our Energy Future - Depleted Uranium Use in Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
According to a video titled "Using Depleted Uranium as a Weapon...Putting Our Troops and the Rest of the World at Risk", the US government began to experiment with Uranium-238, which is simply Uranium (http://www.ccnr.org/uranium_deadliest.html) waste, secretly as early as the 1970's before implementing it in the Gulf.
Depleted Uranium (DU) is a dense, radioactive metal used for armor-piercing shells.
Depleted Uranium (http://web.ead.anl.gov/uranium/faq/index.cfm) was desired because it can penetrate any material known to man. Although it may seem a desirable weapon, the environmental consequences and the effects on humans were not revealed and are still highly denied by the U.S. government.
academic.evergreen.edu /g/grossmaz/anderkel.html   (1458 words)

  
 Depleted uranium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the enriching of natural uranium for use in nuclear reactors.
Depleted uranium was first stored in stockpiles in the 1940s when the U.S. and USSR began their nuclear weapons and nuclear power programs.
Depleted uranium is favored for the penetrator because it is self-sharpening and pyrophoric.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Depleted_uranium   (3681 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Depleted uranium is what is left over when most of the highly radioactive types (isotopes) of uranium are removed for use as nuclear fuel or nuclear weapons.
The depleted uranium used in armor-piercing munitions and in enhanced armor protection for some Abrams tanks is also used in civilian industry, primarily for stabilizers in airplanes and boats.
Alpha radiation, which is the major concern for internalized depleted uranium, is not an external concern because alpha radiation does not penetrate the outer layers of skin.
www.gulflink.osd.mil /faq_17apr.htm   (2965 words)

  
 WHO | Depleted uranium
Of the uranium that is absorbed into the blood, approximately 70% will be filtered by the kidney and excreted in the urine within 24 hours; this amount increases to 90% within a few days.
Although uranium released from embedded fragments may accumulate in the central nervous system (CNS) tissue, and some animal and human studies are suggestive of effects on CNS function, it is difficult to draw firm conclusions from the few studies reported.
Insoluble uranium compounds with very low absorption rate are markedly less toxic to the kidney, and a tolerable intake via ingestion of 5 µg per kg of body weight per day is applicable.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs257/en   (1959 words)

  
 FAQ - Depleted Uranium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The depleted uranium used in armor-piercing munitions and in enhanced armor protection for some Abrams tanks is also used in civilian industry, primarily for radiation shielding and aircraft balance control.
Depleted uranium metal fragments struck a number of soldiers, and some of these still have embedded DU fragments.
Unfired depleted uranium munitions are encased in thin metal jackets that seal in alpha and beta particles.
deploymentlink.osd.mil /faq/du_faq.shtml   (2799 words)

  
 WHO | Depleted Uranium
The uranium remaining after removal of the enriched fraction is referred to as depleted uranium (DU).
WHO Guidance on Exposure to Depleted Uranium published in 2001 provides further information on the medical treatment of potential excessive DU exposure and advice for programme administrators sending personnel to DU contaminated areas.
Information on Depleted Uranium and its effects on health are given in a monograph published by WHO in 2001.
www.who.int /ionizing_radiation/env/du/en   (225 words)

  
 wcbstv.com - Sickened Iraq Vets Blame Depleted Uranium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Depleted uranium is the garbage left from producing enriched uranium for nuclear weapons and energy plants.
Depleted uranium can enter the human body by inhalation, the most dangerous method; by ingesting contaminated food or eating with contaminated hands; by getting dust or debris in an open wound, or by being struck by shrapnel, which often is not removed because doing so would be more dangerous than leaving it.
Depleted uranium has long been suspected as a possible contributor to Gulf War Syndrome, and in the mid-90s, veterans helped push the military into tracking soldiers exposed to it.
wcbstv.com /health/health_story_224234240.html   (2454 words)

  
 Current Issues - Depleted Uranium Weapons in the Gulf Wars (1991, 2003)
Even if one accepts the possibility that uranium dust may have been airlifted to Europe the same way as Sahara sands sometimes in fact are, no evidence is presented that this actually has happened with the depleted uranium dust released in Iraq, in spite of the use of this term in the title.
Hundreds of tonnes of depleted uranium used by Britain and the United States in Iraq should be removed to protect the civilian population, the Royal Society said, contradicting Pentagon claims it was not necessary.
Depleted uranium rounds were being fired on March 14, 2003, in Kuwait as British troops acclimatised their tanks to desert conditions.
www.wise-uranium.org /dissgw.html   (5527 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium
Using depleted uranium is clearly immoral, but it is also against international law and UN conventions which prohibit the use of weapons which cause indiscriminate deaths and injury.
Depleted uranium is roughly 60% as radioactive as naturally occurring uranium, with a half life of 4.5 billion years.
In a novel method of waste disposal, depleted uranium is being given away free to arms manufacturers for use in armour and munitions.
www.heureka.clara.net /gaia/du.htm   (3739 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium - The Perfect Monster Kills Quietly
In the U.S., Depleted Uranium is harnessed by the government as a component for bombs, shells and automatic weapons bullets.
Nuclear waste remains radioactive for billions of years, contaminating ground, water and air, causing cancer, birth defects and death, although DU is allegedly "safe" for humans, according to Pentagon scientists (irony being the weapons are still meant to kill).
"...the highest levels of depleted uranium ever measured in the atmosphere in Britain, were transported on air currents from the Middle East and Central Asia; of special significance were those from the Tora Bora bombing in Afghanistan in 2001, and the "Shock and Awe" bombing during Gulf War II in Iraq in 2003.
www.rense.com /general72/ddu.htm   (629 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War LEUREN MORET / World Affairs – The Journal of International Issues ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Depleted uranium aerosols will permanently contaminate vast regions and slowly destroy the genetic future of populations living in those regions, where there are resources which the US must control, in order to establish and maintain American primacy.
Depleted uranium weapons were first given by the US to Israel for use under US supervision in the 1973 Sinai war against the Arabs.
The US military admitted using depleted uranium projectiles in tanks and planes, but warheads in missiles and bombs are classified or referred to as a ‘dense’ or ‘mystery metal’.
www.mindfully.org /Nucs/2004/DU-Trojan-Horse1jul04.htm   (5382 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium
Depleted uranium results from the enriching of natural uranium for use in nuclear reactors.
Natural uranium is a slightly radioactive metal that is present in most rocks and soils as well as in many rivers and sea water.
DEPLETED URANIUM A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to Gulf War Illnesses April 1999 --RAND Health's Center for Military Health Policy Research and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the National Defense Research Institute, sponsored by the Office of the Special Assistant
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/du.htm   (475 words)

  
 CITIZEN SOLDIER Depleted Uranium
When a DU shell strikes its target, up to 70% of the depleted uranium vaporizes into fine dust, which then settles out in the surrounding soil and water.
In January 2001, a Swiss lab detected traces of deadly plutonium 239 and radioactive uranium 236 in some of the DU shell residue sent from the Balkans.
Major Doug Rottke (Ret.) led the Pentagon's depleted uranium assessment team, which spent seven months in the Persian Gulf in 1990-91 advising on DU cleanup and on follow-up medical care for US personnel who'd been exposed to DU.
www.citizen-soldier.org /CS09-uranium.html   (1659 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Military use of depleted uranium, a byproduct of enriching natural uranium for munitions or nuclear power, has been a point of contention since its first widespread use in the first Gulf War, in which 320 tons were used.
Depleted Uranium is "blowing in the wind" by Arun
The death toll from the highly toxic weapons component known as depleted uranium (DU) has reached 11,000 soldiers and the growing scandal may be the reason behind Anthony Principi’s departure as secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department.
www.gulfwarvets.com /du.htm   (1092 words)

  
 WHAT IS DEPLETED URANIUM?
Depleted uranium is a waste obtained from producing fuel for nuclear
depleted uranium waste, thus named because it is mainly formed by the other
Depleted uranium is radioactive also and has an average lifetime of
www.xs4all.nl /~stgvisie/VISIE/depleted_uranium1.html   (568 words)

  
 Depleted uranium
Prior to 9-11, the ATK website boasted about their manufacture of armor-piercing weapons with "depleted uranium penetrators." However, ever since a similar group of 19 protestors were acquitted by another Hennepin County jury in October 2003, all references to this controversial weapon were removed from their website.
Depleted uranium (uranium 238) along with other contaminates of war have been implicated and medical evidence supports the fact that uranium contamination exposure results in adverse health effects.
Depleted uranium (DU) which is 99.8% by mass U-238 is made from uranium hexaflouride, the byproduct of the uranium enrichment process.
www.justview.org /depleteduranium.html   (7880 words)

  
 Bibliography: Military Use of Depleted Uranium (DU)
The Military Toxics Project's Depleted Uranium Citizens' Network: Radioactive Battlefields of the 1990's, The United States Army's Use of Depleted Uranium and its Consequences for Human Health and the Environment, Jan.16, 1996, 8 p.
Depleted Uranium Use by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Depleted Uranium: Environmental and Health Effects in the Gulf War, Bosnia and Kosovo, European Parliament, Directorate-General for Research, Working Paper, Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Series, STOA 100 EN, May 2001, 53 p.
www.wise-uranium.org /dlit.html   (2318 words)

  
 Depleted uranium
When the dust settles: depleted uranium may be far more dangerous than previously thought - and we could be dealing with the fallout for many generations to come, Ian Sample and Nic Fleming, 17 April 2003
Depleted Uranium Contaminates Bosnia-Herzegovina - 'Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment', UNEP, 25 March 2003
Depleted Uranium: agent orange of the 90's (24/11/99)
www.converge.org.nz /pma/du.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium
'Depleted' uranium: US has used it despite warnings and impact on people and environment- Doug Rokke unveils history of lies and official neglect of its dangers.
Article "Have we been DUP'd to think Depleted Uranium Penetrators (DUPs) are acceptable weapons of war?" cites US DOD estimate that 315 tons of DU were fired during Gulf War and surveys showing that 3 of 4 Gulf War veterans may have been exposed to DU residues.
Dr. Rokke is one of the World's foremost authorities on the dangers of depleted uranium munitions and warns against using Depleted Uranium again in Iraq.
www.traprockpeace.org /depleteduranium.html   (3985 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
DU friendly fire and accidental fire incidents contaminated a total of 31 U.S. combat vehicles (16 Abrams tanks and 15 Bradley armored vehicles) in the Gulf during 1990-1991.
These incidents, and the resultant cleanup and recovery operations, exposed a number of soldiers to depleted uranium.
For more information on the use of Depleted Uranium during the Gulf War, see our Environmental Exposure Report, Depleted Uranium in the Gulf (II).
deploymentlink.osd.mil /du_library/gulfwar.shtml   (133 words)

  
 DEPLETED URANIUM BURNING: AN ETERNAL MEDICAL DISASTER Issues on the Use and Effects of Depleted Uranium Weapons
Detection of Depleted Uranium in Urine of Veterans from the 1991 Gulf War
Estimate of radiation dose from a depleted uranium oxide particle
Depleted Uranium: a slow silent killer Brig (Rtd) M Abdul hafiz
www.xs4all.nl /~stgvisie/ud_main.html   (1461 words)

  
 DEPLETED URANIUM WATCH -STOP NATO!
Investigations of Environmental Impacts from the Deployment of Depleted Uranium Munitions, Dr Hari Sharma
Uranium weapons & US war plans - Warnings to the UK Depleted Uranium: A Post-war Disaster for Environment and Health, Laka Fundation
Depleted Uranium: Lie of the Millenium, Felicity Arbuthnot
www.stopnato.org.uk /du-watch   (455 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Depleted uranium
In a ground-breaking policy change, the Ministry of Defence is set to announce that medical tests will be carried out on tens of thousands of Gulf and Balkan military veterans, to check for possible contamination caused by depleted uranium shells used by British and allied forces.
Depleted uranium is essentially a waste product of nuclear power generation.
Nato map showing where DU munitions were used
www.guardian.co.uk /uranium/story/0,7369,419882,00.html   (547 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium
Depleted Uranium Information for Service Members and Their Families, 17 Sep 04
Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A VOL 67 NO 4, Jun 2004, Health Effects of Depleted Uranium on Exposed Gulf War Veterans: A 10-Year Follow-Up, McDiarmid et al.
Depleted Uranium: All the Questions about DU and Gulf War Syndrome are Not Yet Answered
www.pdhealth.mil /du.asp   (1023 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium
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Depleted Uranium: The Scientific Basis for Addressing Risk - Nuclear Policy Research Institute (pdf file)
Are American soldiers in Iraq dying due to depleted uranium?
www.thefourreasons.org /duresources.htm   (357 words)

  
 Depleted Uranium Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Welcome to the Deployment Health Support Directorate's Depleted Uranium Information Library, a gateway to primary source materials relating to the military use of depleted uranium and its possible health effects.
This site provides access to medical and environmental studies, scientific and technical data, and training and safety materials; as well as news releases, speeches, briefings, and public testimony related to DU use.
This service is brought to you by the Department of Defense Deployment Health Support Directorate.
www.deploymentlink.osd.mil /du_library   (114 words)

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