DEPLETED URANIUM

BY MARK ROWE
A TEAM of scientists has visited Bosnia and Herzegovina amidst concerns that 12 areas of the country were contaminated with harmful radiation after being targeted by ordnance containing depleted uranium (DU) during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.

Experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) took soil, water, air and vegetation samples at six sites that NATO admits were hit by such contaminated weapons during the 1994-95 Bosnian conflict, when its warplanes dropped ten-thousand rounds of depleted uranium ammunition ...


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