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10 Years After Invasion, US Depleted Uranium Continues to Devastate Iraq

US persistent refusal to release data hampering efforts to eradicate contamination
- Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer

A radioactive heavy metal found in weapons used by the U.S. military and other forces in the war on Iraq continues to plague the country as hundreds of sites are still contaminated and causing the spread of the radioactive substance, according to a new report by Netherlands peace group IKV Pax Christi.

Air strikes in Baghdad, March 21, 2003 (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic) Tens years after the invasion, the U.S. has done almost nothing to clean up the toxic legacy of the war and continues to deny the well-documented harms caused by the radioactive residue that remains.

The particular danger posed by depleted uranium (DU)—used in munitions to penetrate hard surfaces such as armored vehicles—was well know prior to the 2003 start of the war. Despite this and ignoring warnings against the continued use of DU munitions, the findings of the report show that both the U.S. and the U.K. used such weapons far more expansively in Iraq—targeting ordinary vehicles and buildings in highly populated civilian areas.

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In year 1,000,002,013 some of the worst radiation will be over.

Plutonium 242 Half-Life: 1 billion years.... Plutonium 242 half-life will be over. So sometime after year 1,000,002,013 A.D. ... we will be over the worst of it.

Uranium 238 will be half over near year 50,000,002,013 A. D.

May I suggest we stop this nonsense?

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Certainly you may!

I would suggest the same. The sick fucks that decided to do this should be put on trial. The commanders who ordered personnel to use this should be put on trial. And, imho, the soldiers who used these weapons should come under scrutiny as well. This is a crime against humanity, as they call it. It is so sad.

"uranium half life" depleted

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"Uranium Halflife" depleted over a long, long time.

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