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Depleted Uranium: Crime of the Century! [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-13 07:13:20 |Display all floors
The use of uranium weapons is absolutely unacceptable, and a crime against humanity.


It is known world wide that depleted uranium (DU) weapons have long-term implications that, right now corporations and governments are hiding.

Consequently the citizens of the world and all governments must force cessation of uranium weapons use.

More infor: http://www.apfn.org/apfn/DU.htm

"Depleted" uranium (DU) and the alarming claims of soldiers and Iraqis who have been exposed to it.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Depleted+Uranium+&hl=en
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Post time 2007-8-13 07:34:06 |Display all floors

Reply #1 changabula's post

Your ignorance is now exceeding your research, depleted uranium used in weapons has no radioactivity too it. It is by nature INERT. In fact you are exposed by nature every day to more radioactivity than is registerd by metals made from depleted uranium.

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Post time 2007-8-13 18:44:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by convair1948 at 2007-8-13 07:34
Your ignorance is now exceeding your research, depleted uranium used in weapons has no radioactivity too it. It is by nature INERT. In fact you are exposed by nature every day to more radioactivity ...


What about a scientific test?
Would you be prepared to stick some up your @ss to see if it is inert?
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Post time 2007-8-13 19:03:41 |Display all floors
It isn't the depleted uranium.

It isn't the depleted uranium that causes the problem, it is the undepleted plutonium that is found in the depleted uranium that causes the problem.
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Post time 2007-8-13 22:15:42 |Display all floors

Reply #3 changabula's post

No but I will accomodate you if you need assistance. As usual you post threads based on a singular reference, usually only a discussion or opinion (that is OK) but then assurt it is fact.

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Post time 2007-8-13 22:19:04 |Display all floors

Reply #4 matt605's post

I am not sure, but think you are referencing expended fuel pellets from reactors? If this is the case then YES, I have read somewhere the military was experimenting with using them in low yeild munitions.

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Post time 2007-8-14 00:22:33 |Display all floors

For the record...

Uranium found in nature has two isotopes... U238  ~ 99.3% and U235 ~0.7%

Uranium then has to go through several processes where it is "enriched".  This basically is where the U235 is separated from the U238.  The U235 is what is refered to fissionable uranium and is used in bombs, reactors as fuel pellets, nuclear batteries, etc.  

When the U235 is removed from the U238, the U238 that is left is refered to as "depleted uranium" .  The only real good use for this stuff is as tampers and reflective casings in hydrogen bombs.

It is still radioactive.  The hazard from munitions made of this stuff is that they are mostly kenetic energy weapons that vaporize burn on impact to turn into fine particles of uranium oxide dust.  This toxic dust if inhaled will radiate the lungs of the individual and result in cancer.  The amount of exposure if high enough can also result in a type of radiation sickness that is very difficult to diagnose, where people just don't feel good, are always tired, etc.  

There is no plutonium in depleted uranium.  Depleted is a misnomer as there is not much depleted about it....it is almost 100% 99.999 pure uranium.

It's use as armor piercing bullets is due to it's hardness, density and tensile strength.  At 5000 fps it will go through steel like a hot knife through butter.
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