, the byproduct of enriched uranium that can be used to power nuclear reactors, is much more radioactive than natural uranium.
He told the Commission that he had no expertise of depleted uranium
and so had not investigated it.
The US-led coalition forces used depleted uranium
(DU) as a "penetrator " at the core of armor piercing tank rounds in the 1991 and 2003 wars.
by Committee on Toxicologic and Radiologic Effects from Exposure to Depleted Uranium
During and After Combat.
that traces of depleted uranium
have been found in Palestinian victims." The letter requested the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohamed El-Baradei, to urgently "carry out a radiological and physical assessment in order to verify the presence of depleted uranium
in the weaponry used by Israel ...
DOE's current legal authority to sell its depleted uranium
inventory "as is" is doubtful, but DOE generally has authority to carry out the other options.
The bombs and shells containing depleted uranium
are being used by the US Army in their war in Iraq.
Armor-piercing projectiles made of depleted uranium
have caused concern among soldiers storing and using them.
A special Health Registry Examination Program has been set up for veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange, depleted uranium
, ionizing radiation as well as environmental hazards in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Cliff Kindy, a Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) member, stands outside Alliant Techsystems/Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket City, West Virginia, where radioactive depleted uranium
is added to warheads and other munitions.
Alliant calls itself "the nation's leading producer of conventional munitions, serving both military and commercial markets" and has provided depleted uranium
to the Department of Defense.