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.

This report presents a summary of the work carried out by the Depleted Uranium Oversight Board during its five-year period of work from 2001-2006. The main report represents the views of the majority of Board members, including all who were appointed as independent scientific experts, and also those who were nominated by the Royal British Legion and the British Red Cross. Four members of the Board, all nominated by the National Gulf Veterans and Families Association, disagreed with some parts of the main report. They were asked by the Chairman to produce a statement, highlighting those aspects of the main report with which they agreed and those with which they disagreed. This minority statement is set out at pages 51-75. Unfortunately, despite constructive discussion, it proved impossible to resolve the differences of opinion that it describes.

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