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Presentation on depleted uranium to the European Parliament by Keith Baverstock (Source grassrootspeace.org)

Keith Baverstock PhD, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, KUOPIO, Finland. Presentation held on 23 June 2005.

Abstract: I have, during a career of some 30 years, developed expertise in evaluating risks regarding the environmental and occupational exposure to ionising radiation and radioactive materials in many different situations. I have done this in the context of employment by the UK Medical Research Council (1971 to 1991) and the European Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (1991 to 2003), both ostensibly "independent" organisations.

Radiological toxicity of Depleted Uranium

Background: The military use of depleted uranium (DU) and/or recycled uranium (RU) has given rise to public concern as to the impact on public health of exposure to environmental sources. Exposure to soluble natural uranium, through drinking water and the food chain, is ubiquitous. After military use, DU / RU are present in the environment either as metal or as oxide dusts. Due to the low specific activity of uranium, the potential effects of exposure are generally attributed to chemical toxicity. Insoluble particulates may be an exception.

European Parliament Makes Second Call For Depleted Uranium Ban

Published on Friendly fire on 4 December 2006. Friendly Fire is a newsletter, published three times a year, and collates the work of the 15 disarmament European organisations, the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons.

Handling Procedures for Equipment Contaminated with Depleted Uranium or Radioactive Commodities

This document delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations. Prescribes guidance for conducting surveys and decontamination of Army fielded radioactive commodities. Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated. Describes the functions of the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
Released on 27 September 2002.

Read the full text: p700_48.pdf

Medical Management of Army Personnel Exposed to Depleted Uranium (Source US Department of Defence)

Memorandum for commanders, medcom major subordinate commands, released on 29 April 2004.

Read the full text: DU MEDMGMT  OTSG.pdf

Management of Equipment Contaminated with Depleted Uranium or Radioactive

This new regulation establishes formal Army policy and procedures for handling equipment that has been determined to be contaminated with depleted uranium or radioactive commodities. Delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations. Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated. Establishes the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
Published on 16 September 2002.

US Department of Transportation rules against secret shipments of radioactive munitions by the Department of Defense

Press release by Ground zero center for nonviolent action. Published on 8 June 2005.

UK's Depleted Uranium Oversight Board Release Final Report

Submitted to the Undersecretary of State for Defence. Published on February 2007.

Abstracts: The Depleted Uranium Oversight Board (DUOB) was established in 2001 to oversee a testing programme for British veterans (military and civilian) who wished to know whether they had been significantly exposed to depleted uranium (DU) in the 1990/91 Gulf War or during later military operations in the Balkans.

Was enriched uranium used in the Israeli/Lebanon Conflict?

Original title: Depleted and Enriched Uranium in Lebanon, a Scientific Approach to the Clarification of whether Uranium was used in the Israeli/Lebanon Conflict.

By Dr. Mohammed Ali Kobeissi, Professor of Physics and Researcher, member of Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research.

Eos weapons study in Lebanon, September 2006 - interim report

By Dai Williams, independent researcher Eos, Surrey, UK. Published on September 2006.

Evidence of uranium contamination in combat zones

Original title: Evidence of “almost natural” Uranium contamination in recent combat zones indicates the development and use of large uranium weapons.

UN priorities for investigating uranium

Original title: UN priorities for investigating uranium and other suspected illegal weapons in the Israel/Lebanon conflict.


Lebanon Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment (Source Unep)

Published in January 2007 by the United Nations Environment Programme.

No Evidence of Radioactive Residue in Lebanon (Source Unep)

Statement attributable to Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director. Published on 7 November 2006.

NAIROBI, 7 November, 2006 – The fieldwork of the post conflict environmental assessment of Lebanon has been completed by a team from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which carried out its work in Lebanon from 30 September to 21 October 2006.

Phosphorus shells used in Lebanon invasion (UN)

By Steve Connor, Science Editor. Published on The Independent on 8 November 2006.

Abstract: Israel fired artillery shells containing white phosphorus in its recent conflict with Hizbollah militants in the Lebanon, according to an official investigation by the United Nations.

White phosphorus is banned under the Geneva Convention when used against civilians or in civilian areas, although Israel insists that the shells were directed against solely military targets.

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