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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Arafat has repeatedly alleged that Israeli soldiers are using depleted uranium ammunition and poison gas against Palestinians, but he has offered no evidence.
THE Royal Navy is phasing out depleted uranium ammunition used on some of its warships after the American manufacturers ceased producing the shells, it emerged today.
THE Royal Navy is to stop using depleted uranium ammunition after the American manufacturer ceased production.
NATO has confirmed the use of depleted uranium in Kosovo by the Air Force's A-10 Warthog, which can fire about 3,900 rounds of thirty-millimeter depleted uranium ammunition every minute.
TROOPS who served in the Balkans are to be screened for cancer following the alert over radioactive depleted uranium ammunition, it was reported today.
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".