Depleted Uranium dangers
Posted by Richard Stover on Dec 28, 2001 at 21:19
According to Dr. Abdul-Hamid at the Al Mustanseriya Medical College in Baghdad, the radio activity from depleted uranium residue from the USA bombs is causing an unusual amount of damage to the environment, and causing a ten fold increase in birth defects and new cases of leukaemia and other cancers. DU is an extremely dense heavy metal and a waste product from atomic bomb production. It contains trace amounts of plutonium and is 60 percent as radioactive as natural occuring uranium. The USA military uses it as ballest in their missiles, and they use it to coat shells and pellets. Because of its density, it is used for armor piercing.
Dr. Hamid goes on to say that DU is aerosolising, and when a shell coated with DU hits it burns and releases uranium oxide dust. The dust is carried by the wind and contaminates the surrounding environment.
If any part of this is true, it could eventually affect the whole world.
If you want to read the the complete statement, go to www.counterpunch.org/
- Dangers exist... bobbapink 29/12 08:56 (5)
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- You don't "defuse" it bobbapink 29/12 14:48 (0)
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