depleted uranium

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depleted uranium

[də′plēd·əd yu̇′rān·ē·əm]
(nucleonics)
Uranium having a smaller percentage of uranium-235 than the 0.7% found in natural uranium.
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Italy and Portugal have already launched their own inquiries into the safety of depleted uranium ammunition following the emergence of so-called Balkan War Syndrome.
Guidelines, warning soldiers not to approach locations or equipment targeted with depleted uranium ammunition, were issued to peace-keeping troops in the Balkans as "a sensible precaution".
A Baltimore County judge exceeded sentencing guidelines and gave Philip Berrigan 30 months in prison for damaging an A-10 Warthog aircraft, such as those used to fire depleted uranium ammunition in Iraq and Kosovo.
Even more startling has been the recent disclosure that the US military had tested depleted uranium ammunition in Vieques.
It asks the US and other countries, who were part of the Iraq wars of 1991 and 2003, which used depleted uranium ammunitions, to share the responsibility of today's health and environmental disasters in Iraq.