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Originally posted by charles1952
Mind a slightly different question? Going back to the scientific proof you've offered, what is the "Surveying and Collecting Specimens and Laboratory Measuring Group?"
The only reference I can find to them are two articles (including the one you're quoting). Are they UN? NATO? Do they have a web site? Do they even exist?
I hope you have some information about them, because now it seems possible that someone may have tried a hoax.
Nuclear Power is not safe!!!
First off, Sellafield, in the UK has the largest stockpile of DU in the world.70 Tons of DU is stored in unsecure buildings and a major accident could write off the north of england. And even with no disaster, democracy there is seriously undermined because of the need for intense and active security-habeas corpus does not apply with Britains nuclear police.
There is no method for safe disposal of nuclear waste.
Half the Vets of the gulf war, where DU was used, are either dead or sick, their symptoms matching those of visitors to Hiroshima after the atom bomb.
Some of their children are born without arms but with swollen torsos and shriveled legs, just like that of many children in Iraq.
Much of Afghanistans water is contaminated by DU used at Tora Bora. The Balkans are contaminated, Baghdad is contaminated
Originally posted by allenidaho
Here is what you need to know about depleted uranium.
1. It is an alpha emitter. And a very weak one. It poses practically no threat in terms of radiation exposure.
2. It has a density greater than lead, which is why it was used in ammunition and is also used in things like radiation shielding and armor plating.
3. The only way that depleted uranium can harm you is by physically ingesting it. In ammunition and explosives, you do run the risk of inhaling DU in the form of dust. It will take approximately 15 days to pass through your system.
4. If depleted uranium is dumped into a water supply, the water is still completely safe to drink. Due to the high density of the DU, it will sink into the bedrock or muddy bottom of whatever lake or river it is in.