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The US dropped thousands of depleted uranium bombs upon Fallujah, Iraq in 2003, and the aftermath since has been catastrophic. A quarter of all births since the strike have suffered from abnormalities ranging from cancer to leukemia, and the rate of mutation among newborns is higher than what was found after America attacked Japan during the Second World War.
Originally posted by malcr
Sorry but this is nonsense. As soon as anybody anywhere in the world, even underground, sets off a nuclear explosion everybody in the world with the right equipment can detect it. It's all to do with nuclear isotopes in the atmosphere.
The Uranium Medical Research Centre (UMRC) has detected non depleted uranium in residents. I dont think you are going to find the information sprawled over the front pages of the newpaper..
They have even published papers on there finding and they at present are at a loss to explain them. Non depleted uranium is a smoking gun of a nuke being used and no one on this thread has debunked that yet..
Radiological measurements of the uranium concentrations in Afghan civilians’ urine samples indicate abnormally high levels of non-depleted uranium. Radiological measurements of Afghan civilians’ have high concentrations of uranium in a range beginning at 4 X’s and reaching to over 20 X’s normal populations. This is 400% to 2000% higher than the study controls and normal population baselines of the concentrations of nanograms of uranium per liter of urine in a 24-hour sample. UMRC has completed initial but still preliminary studies that corroborate these finding in biological controls and geological samples taken in Operation Enduring Freedom bombsites.
Originally posted by Unvarnished
reply to post by purplemer
I don't think it is true, you would see a lot of high incidences of cancer by now.edit on 2-12-2011 by Unvarnished because: (no reason given)
Doctors in Afghanistan say rates of some health problems affecting children have doubled in the last two years. Some scientists say the rise is linked to use of weapons containing depleted uranium (DU) by the US-led coalition that invaded the country in 2001.
The possibility of Natural Uranium remains under investigation. Local geological samples and controls do not substantiate a source other than the OEF bombing. There are no geological, commercial and agricultural phenomena or activities and uses in the environs of the contaminated populations that might explain the contamination. UMRC invites reasonable explanations and continues to investigate alternatives or evidence that might explain origins other than uranium-alloyed and composite uranium-high-explosive ordnance deployed by Operation Enduring Freedo
Non-depleted uranium is uranium with a U238/U235 isotopic ratio comparable to natural uranium but having quantities of U236 and presumably plutonium. U236 is a man-made element not found in nature. It's presence suggests that the uranium has been through a reactor or has been mixed with reactor by-products. Depleted uranium is commonly used as tank armour-piercing munitions. Depleted uranium is also now being made available to be recycled as an element going into manufacturing of consumer or industrial products. The enrichment process also creates small quantities of the man-made isotopes U236 and plutonium (Pu239). These isotopes are included in the “depleted” uranium mass as it is too expensive to extract them. For every gram of enriched (non depleted) uranium that is produced there are 7 grams of depleted uranium. This results in huge stockpiles of radioactive waste. It is estimated that there is over one million tons of DU stockpiled in the U.S. The quantities of plutonium in these stockpiles are a well-kept secret. It is routinely measured but not publicly reported. Modern warfare since the Gulf War in 1991 has employed weapons which make use of depleted uranium for its properties: It is cheap and available to arms manufacturers free of charge. It has a very high-density which makes it a superior armour piercing material. It burns upon impact producing intense heat and easily cuts through steel. It acts as a self-sharpening penetrator. The danger posed by DU in weapons: When depleted uranium weapons hit a target, a fine aerosol of uranium oxides is formed. The majority of particles (46 - 70%) are less than 10 microns. The aerosol-like particles (dust) are easily inhaled into the lungs. These fine particles can be spread by the wind and are readily re-suspended by modest breezes or vehicle and personnel movements. There is no existing study measuring the distance traveled by such particles. However, there is a documented instance were particles were physically captured 42 km from a test site.
some of you are saying that, no this can't be true and you think its BS, partly because of the fact that if they'd used a nuke someone somewhere would have noticed and brought it to light...and the mainstream media. so if it had actually happened then we would have known...