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depleted uranium (DU; also referred to in the past as Q-metal, depletalloy or D-38) is uranium with a lower content of the fissile isotope U-235 than natural uranium. (Natural uranium is about 99.27% U-238, 0.72% U-235—the fissile isotope, and 0.0055% U-234). Uses of DU take advantage of its very high density of 19.1 g/cm3 (68.4% denser than lead). Civilian uses include counterweights in aircraft, radiation shielding in medical radiation therapy and industrial radiography equipment and containers used to transport radioactive materials. Military uses include defensive armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles.

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... out of his apartment, in which he obtained about 50 pounds of depleted uranium from an aircraft salvage company, along with other items, ...
The Merkava may lack some of the fancy depleted uranium shells available to M1 tanks. These would be optimized for defeating advanced ...

... Russia's T-90, Germany's Leopard and Israel's Merkava, the study praised the Abrams' depleted-uranium armor and antitank ammunition.
At the same time, the United States was researching the use of depleted uranium as an armor penetrator. A byproduct of nuclear reactor fuel, ...
... Ireland and Iraq, and believes his dementia resulted from exposure to depleted uranium during the 1991 Gulf War (gulf war syndrome).
Victims of U.S. weaponry used in Afghanistan have a concentration of non-depleted uranium isotopes in their bodies never before seen in ...

... on the Houses of Parliament (opposing depleted uranium weapons); the Scottish Parliament (in protest against Trident); the Bank of England ...
APDS rounds do not use explosives, instead utilizing a combination of dense metals such as tungsten or depleted uranium and raw kinetic ...
Edward Horgan of Shannonwatch who contacted the programme and spoke on air asked if Murray Air had carried depleted uranium (DU) ...
Admittedly, the export-model M1s lack the depleted-uranium armor on U.S. M1s, and the Saudi crews can be observed [13] using poor ...
... of the Trackhawk edition with a 707-hp V-8, an all-wheel-drive system fortified with depleted uranium or something, and an expected price around $80,000.
That's pretty heavy, but adding more real armor, particularly depleted uranium armor, would be much, much heavier. The original Abrams tank ...
Here we go again with this nuclear depleted uranium storage facility at Zion. I have no issue at all if Zion gets $15 million a year. What I do have ...
In fact, the Abram's own gun reportedly struggled to penetrate the Abram's depleted uranium armor. Since then the Abrams has been involved ...
And it doesn't help our trust of Washington when it still denies that the tests' use of depleted uranium and agent orange had any impact on the ...
The paper now promotes the claim that NATO deliberately poisoned hundreds of thousands of Serbs with depleted uranium during the 1999 bombing campaign.
On top of that, the 120mm cannon was designed to fire the fifth-generation kinetic-energy anti-tank M829E4 shell, a depleted-uranium, ...

... material from reprocessing of used fuel, re-enrichment of depleted uranium stockpiles, and over- and under-feeding of enrichment capacity.
Officials have confirmed that the U.S. military, despite vowing not to use depleted uranium weapons on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, fired ...
Yeah, we're talking the GAU-8, a seven-barrel Gatling gun that fires a 30mm round made from depleted uranium. This gun was designed to kill tanks - make ...
steel, tungsten, depleted uranium and ceramic composites are tough and dense, and offer excellent protection when incorporated into an ...
Tons of depleted uranium or its radioactive waste byproducts sit on concrete platforms at nuclear power plants and in vaults at historic weapons ...
It is also safer as spent fuels, such as depleted uranium, from other reactor types could be recycled without separating out plutonium, and could ...
Tons of depleted uranium or its radioactive waste byproducts sit on concrete platforms at nuclear power plants and in vaults at historic weapons ...
Those included detonations of materials -- depleted uranium was used. Also perchlorate, which is used in explosives. Perchlorate's a salt that ...
The first versions of the M1 were equipped with Chobham armor, a composite armor developed by British engineers. Later, the Abrams received a new special armor incorporating depleted uranium. In addition to the armor, some Abrams tanks are equipped ...
That the use of depleted uranium led to cancer rates fourteen times higher than in Hiroshima (Japan) after the atom bomb was dropped there was incidental, not deliberative.
Among the materials with no disposition plan include weapons-grade plutonium, depleted uranium oxide, highly enriched uranium and heavy water.
"In 1999 he (Schroeder) bombed us with cluster bombs, killed our children, targeted us with depleted uranium. On March 24 this year he supported Aleksandar Vucic.
FILE - This May 6, 2015, file photo, a caution sign hangs on a fence in front of a building that houses depleted uranium at the EnergySolutions facility in Clive, Utah.
To buy radioactive depleted uranium shell casings, which cause cancer and birth defects in the countries those shells have been used to fight our "war on terror.
At the same time, the United States was researching the use of depleted uranium as an armor penetrator. A byproduct of nuclear reactor fuel, depleted uranium was harder and denser than existing tungsten-tipped penetrators. Accelerated to extremely high ...
navy officials, however, have yet to receive full details on the unexpected "encounter" between the unidentified AUV and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF16), a Navy warship sent by the Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) to secure the country's maritime domain on ...
It also made use of what some might call "Weapons of Mass Destruction," using cluster bombs, white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new kind of napalm in densely settled urban areas. Birth defects, cancer rates, and infant mortality are through the ...
During the process, NATO killed hundreds of civilians in Kosovo (the ones it was allegedly saving), dropped thousands of kg of depleted uranium, but it also destroyed Serbia's infrastructure (hospitals, schools, bridges, apartment buildings ...
Defense experts say that NATO forces launched more than 3,000 cruise missiles and dropped about 80,000 tonnes of bombs, including cluster bombs and bombs containing depleted uranium. About a thousand aircraft, some of them reconnaissance ones, ...
He lived in Kosovo until he turned six, but Uros still remembers buildings riddled with bullets, bomb craters and areas contaminated by the depleted uranium weapons used by NATO. And when the NATO-led KFOR mission came to Kosovo, the Serbians living ...
The U.S. military targeted civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances It also made use of what some might call "Weapons of Mass Destruction," using cluster bombs, white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new kind of napalm in densely settled ...
depleted uranium will cause birth defects among children in Iraq for 50,000 years. That's some range. My income tax enables these technological weapons of murder.
FILE - This May 6, 2015, file photo, a caution sign hangs on a fence in front of a building that houses depleted uranium at the EnergySolutions facility in Clive, Utah.
The U.S. government has admitted to using depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Syria in November 2015, despite promising in March 2015 that they would not use DU in Iraq or Syria.
You must adopt all of these progressive European values because if you don't NATO will bomb you with depleted uranium munitions so that you will continue to die for thousands of years after the bombing has stopped.
The latter is, essentially, a dart of depleted uranium weighing about 20 pounds. But let's not sell the weapons on the 13 M3A3 Bradleys short - the Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle has the M242 Bushmaster, a 25mm chain gun with 1,500 rounds of ...
A depleted uranium jacket gives tonnes of fiercely beta- and gamma-emitting fission products coming right at you. An inertial jacket is ignored by hot neutrons traveling a modest fraction of lightspeed (1 (fission) to 14 (D,T fusion) MeV of energy ...
The US commitment to human rights remains buried in the graveyard of political expediency, with the epitaph, among other horrors, mentioning the use of agent orange chemical weapon in Vietnam, depleted uranium on Iraqi civilians, the indiscriminate ...
As Truthout has previously reported, the navy also fails to keep track of where it fired depleted uranium rounds into the ocean over the course of decades, making it impossible to calculate exactly how much depleted uranium remains in the waters off ...
President Donald Trump has reportedly given the CIA the power to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists. (Washington, DC) President Donald Trump has reportedly given the Central Intelligence Agency the power to conduct drone strikes ...
Natural uranium, or triuranium octoxide (U3O8), prices have soared to $138 per pound in mid-2007 and plunged to $18 per pound December of 2016.
The shallow commitment of the UK to helping Iraq is most truly shown in its failure to bear responsibility for the Iraq war: there has been no commitment to tackle the scatterings of depleted uranium that were left in the country during the conflict ...
Estimates vary, but over the course of his eight years years in office, President George W. Bush was responsible for the murders of roughly 500,000 people.


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