DU pollution as a stealth weapon

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Nato obstructs UN inquiry into depleted uranium
By Robert Fisk, Independent (London), 16 October 1999. Nato has refused to co-operate with a UN team investigating the use of the munitions in the former Yugoslavia. Hundreds of tons of DU were used in the 1991 Gulf War and in the years that followed, there was an epidemic of cancers among Iraqis living near the battlefields many of whom showed symptoms identical or similar to thousands of Allied veterans now suffering from Gulf War syndrome.
Kosovo: Use of depleted uranium
By Rosalie Bertell, 31 March 1999. Depleted (DU) uranium is highly toxic to humans, both chemically as a heavy metal and radiologically as an alpha particle emitter. It is most likely a major contributor to the Gulf War Syndrome. Penegrading tank armor, it realeases a deadly ceramic aerosol of uranium. It can travel in air tens of kilometres from the point of release. Alpha irradiation, emphysema and/or fibrosis, damage to the gastro-intestinal tract, damage the immune systemm and initiate or promote cancers.
Conflict in the Balkans: Not such conventional weapons
By Christine Abdelkrim-Delanne, Le Monde diplomatique, June 1999. During the Gulf war the Allied forces, particularly the U.S. and the U.K., used ammunition made from depleted uranium for the first time (shells, missiles, bombs and bullets). These munitions have now been used by Nato in Yugoslavia. Apart from their immediate effects, they have dramatic long-term effects on their victims—and also on their users—through radioactive contamination.
Depleted uranium: a killer disaster?
By Travis Dunn, Disaster News, 28 December 2002. Dr. Doug Rokke ran the U.S. Army's depleted uranium project in the mid-90s, and he was in charge of the Army's effort to clean up depleted uranium after the Persian Gulf War. He told the Army that DU was so dangerous that it had to be banned from combat immediately. Significant levels of radiation up to 50 meters away from affected tanks. This stuff doesn't go away.
UN General Assembly adopts Iraqi proposed resolution
Iraq Daily, Thursday 8 November 2001. Iraq had scored a strong diplomatic victory when the 1st Committee on disarmament has adopted the Iraqi proposal concerning the effects of using depleted uranium in armament in spite of the strong opposition of the US, Zionist entity [Israel] and European states.
Depleted Uranium and its deadly legacy
[15 January 2001]. The recent death from leukemia of several Italian peacekeepers in Kosovo has once again focused attention on the use of weapons fortified with depleted uranium (DU). Once used in battle, DU is regarded as both a chemical and a radiation hazard. Its deadly effects have been suspected in the deaths, debilitating ailments and birth defects of thousands of innocent civilians.
The perfect weapon
By Robert C. Koehler, Tribune Media Services, [4 December 2003]. Our love affair with depleted uranium masks a war crime in progress. “depleted uranium” isn't really depleted of anything; it's dirty: U-238, the low-level radioactive byproduct of the uranium enrichment process.
A Global Pact Against Depleted Uranium
By Francis Boyle, 24 April 2005. During September of 2004 I launched an international campaign to conclude a global pact against depleted uranium (DU) munitions by having every state in the world officially and publicly take the position that the Geneva Protocol of 1925 already includes within itself a flat-out prohibition on the use of DU in wartime, which they have no yet done. So far the United States is the only government in the world that uses DU munitions during wartime.
Depleted uranium is WMD
By Leuren Moret, Battle Creek Enquirer, 9 September 2005. Depleted uranium (DU) weaponry meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two out of three categories under U.S. Federal Code Title 50 Chapter 40 Section 2302. DU weaponry violates all international treaties and agreements, Hague and Geneva war conventions, the 1925 Geneva gas protocol, U.S. laws and U.S. military law. DU weapons are most effective as bioweapons.