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Re: “Collateral Murder”, WikiLeaks posts US military …

  • Tue, Apr 06, 2010 - 05:56pm

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    Re: “Collateral Murder”, WikiLeaks posts US military …

Doug –

DU was used widely in the first Gulf War against Iraqi armor.  It was also used a few times early in the second war – also against armor – but is not being used now.  I have no doubt there are rounds currently in theater, but they aren’t being used.

The damage has been done however – DU dust from fragmented rounds is in the soil, and although the radiation levels are extremely low, it carries a significant toxicological risk and anytime the dust gets kicked up and ingested, you can expect downstream physiological problems.