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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The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has also admitted"there is evidence of use of depleted uranium (DU) projectiles by NATO aircraft during the bombing campaign." However, the UN tribunal has pointed out that "there is no specific treaty ban on the use of DU projectiles."
The Pentagon did regularly use depleted uranium during the 2003 Iraq war, and was criticized for doing so, (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/02/15/CENTCOM-confirms-use-of-depleted-uranium-munitions-against-Islamic-State/1261487168724/) UPI reported.  The United States also condemned the Iraqi government for using depleted uranium in a 2014 reports, calling the weapons, "a danger to human beings and the environment."
Desmond Travers, the former Irish Army officer who was a member of the Goldstone Commission, would only say that depleted uranium may have been used during the war, although he did agree that it would have been well suited for attacking the tunnels where maximum penetration would have been desired.
The goal is to burn down the waste further, but what waste remains can be blended with depleted uranium to make new TWR fuel.
An IAEA investigation in Kuwait in 2002 found that depleted uranium from munitions used in the 1991 Gulf War did not pose a radiological hazard Depleted uraniumAa
Review of the toxicologic and radiologic risks to military personnel from exposures to depleted uranium during and after combat.
Gaza / PNN - 'Citizens Action to Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Completely' has prepared a 33 page report showing the presence of tens of tons of depleted uranium in the Gaza Strip.
Arab states accuse Israel of using ammunition containing depleted uranium in its 22-day war on Gaza as Tel Aviv said it would withdraw all its troops from the coastal strip by the time Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the US.
GAZA CITY: Arab states accused Israel yesterday of using ammunition containing depleted uranium in its 22-day war on Gaza as Tel Aviv said it would withdraw all its troops from the coastal strip by the time Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States today.
Three Chinese nationals that were arrested for smuggling 274 kilos of depleted uranium from Kyrgyzstan to China were released from custody, Russian media reported with reference to Chinese press.The Chinese purchased depleted uranium in Kyrgyzstan last year for US$2 thousand from sellers of scrap metal being unaware of its harmful properties of this metal for human beings.
This has resulted in over 700,000 metric tons of leftover depleted uranium, also known as "tails," that have varying residual concentrations uranium-235.