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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.

Variable burn-rate propellant Description

Here is the text of the patent for Variable burn-rate propellant, a kind of propellant such as may be used in solid rocket motors. In one preferred embodiment, the propellant comprises one high energy propellant composition comprising a homogeneous mixture of fuel and oxidizer having a predetermined fuel/oxidizer ratio, wherein individual fuel particles are generally uniformly distributed throughout a matrix of oxidizer, and a low energy propellant composition comprising a fuel and oxidizer. The amounts of the two propellants are present in amounts which achieve a preselected burn rate.

Thermobaric Explosive (Source globalsecurity.org)

Abstract: Volumetric weapons include thermobaric and fuel-air explosives (FAE). Both thermobaric and FAE operate on similar technical principles. In the case of FAE, when a shell or projectile containing a fuel in the form of gas, liquid or dustexplodes, the fuel or dust like material is introduced into the air to form acloud. This cloud is then detonated to create a shock wave of extended duration that produces overpressure and expands in all directions. In a thermobaric weapon, the fuel consists of a monopropellant and energetic particles.


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