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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Certain statements in this press release or in other documents filed by the Company are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable United States and Canadian securities laws, including statements with respect to its planned depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction facility.
Thorium oxide was also found, which is radioactive, as are depleted uranium and caesium.
Veterans eligible for the Depleted Uranium registry includes those who were exposed during the 1991 Gulf War, Bosnia and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Depleted uranium is valued for its ability to punch through armoured vehicles.
9116 also sets up a task force, consisting of legislators, veterans who have knowledge or experience with health effects from DU exposure, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, the Director of Veterans Affairs, and physicians and scientists with knowledge of depleted uranium exposure.
In the uranium test, JNFL intends to find defects and problems in the facility's equipment through an experiment using a dummy fuel assembly and pulverized depleted uranium transported from Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Many veterans believe depleted uranium can cause conditions including kidney failure or leukaemia.
In recent decades, as we have manufactured more atomic bombs and therefore more depleted uranium, there has been growing pressure to find new uses for our huge stockpile of depleted uranium.
Kenny Duncan took the Ministry of Defence to the Pension Appeal Tribunal Service over his claim that he suffered depleted uranium poisoning during active service in Iraq.
DEPLETED Uranium and its devastating effects in weaponry was discussed as part of Coventry Peace Month at the Herbert Art Gallery.
The move comes after scientists developed a way of detecting minute traces of highly dangerous depleted uranium in the human body.
Their victory comes after scientists developed a way of tracing even minute amounts of depleted uranium (DU) in their bodies.