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DU = Depleted Uranium used as a coating for weapons by (at least) USA NATO Israel

March 4, 2009 by niqnaq

In 2006, Japanese professor Dr. K. Yagasaki, by using the known amount of uranium used in the Hiroshima bomb — about the size of a two-litre milk container — calculated that a ton of DU used on the battlefield results in the equivalent of 100 Hiroshima bombs worth of radiation released into the atmosphere. So, when it was reported that 2,000 tons of DU were dropped on Iraq from 2003 to 2006, we need to understand that what was released in the Iraqi atmosphere, and then spread worldwide, was the equivalent of 200,000 Hiroshima bombs. The total amount of DU the US has used since 1991 is approximately 4,600 tons (1,000 in the first Gulf War, 800 in Kosovo, 800 in Afghanistan and a further 2,000 tons in the second Iraq war.) This amounts to approximately 460,000 Hiroshima bombs, ten times the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere from all previous nuclear testing worldwide. And, it’s important to note this calculation was three years ago. Since that time, we’ve had three more years of non-stop DU bombing. – Sheila Samples, ICH

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http://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2009/03/04/who-needs-mammalian-life-anyway/

Written by morris

March 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Posted in Environment, Iraq, pollution

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