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UK ignites new depleted uranium weapons debate via Beyond Nuclear International

Linda Pentz Gunter and Maria Arvaniti Sotiroupoul On March 21, 2023 Britain confirmed that it was sending depleted uranium (DU) weapons to Ukraine , prompting a response from Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that, “If all this happens, Russia will have to respond accordingly, given that the … Continue reading

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What is the uranium-based ammunition the UK is sending to Ukraine? via PBS News Hour

By Tara Copp, Associated Press […] Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process needed to create nuclear weapons. The rounds retain some radioactive properties, but they can’t generate a nuclear reaction like a nuclear weapon would, RAND … Continue reading

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Britain defends supplying Ukraine with weapons containing depleted uranium via the New York Times

Britain on Wednesday defended its decision to supply Ukraine with weapons made with depleted uranium, a day after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia falsely claimed the material had a “nuclear component.” Britain’s government has confirmed that it would provide … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste shipment leaves Germany for Russia via BBC News

A shipment of 600 tonnes of depleted uranium has left a nuclear fuel plant in Germany bound for Russia, a Russian environmentalist group says.  Twelve rail cars left the Urenco plant in the town of Gronau, close to the Dutch … Continue reading

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Cascadia Uranium Film Arts Festival, April 3-5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon

For tickets and more information, see here.

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We Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Depleted Uranium via Popular Mechanics

It’s much more useful than you think. By Caroline Delbert In new research, scientists used depleted uranium to catalyze turning ethylene into ethane. Scientists are always searching for ways to safely use depleted uranium, including in warfare and in nuclear energy. The reaction … Continue reading

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Milwaukee veterans participate in national groundbreaking genetic study via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

[…] Scientists are hoping to use the genetic information from Brewer and 1 million other American military veterans to study diabetes, cancer and other illnesses and understand how genes affect health. […] “Why this is groundbreaking is the scale — 1 million … Continue reading

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Pohakuloa Radiation Contamination and more… via Malu ‘Aina

POHAKULOA Maybe More Military Depleted Uranium than Thought Retired Nuclear Geologist, Dr. Mike Reimer, PhD of Kona says “the amount of DU (Depleted Uranium) present at PTA (the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area located in the center of Hawaii Island) … Continue reading

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Public at risk for what’s blowing in the wind via West Hawaii Today

Depleted uranium (DU) is seen as an emerging environmental pollutant introduced primarily by military activity. The previous use of DU within Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) followed by repeated live-fire exercises, as are currently occurring, provide a serious threat to public … Continue reading

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US Uranium Weapons Have Been Used in Syria via LA Progressive

This month, the Pentagon admitted it has used uranium weapons in attacks inside Syria — violating its public promise last year that it would not use DU there, and contradicting the claim that US bombing is done in defense of … Continue reading

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