Publicatie Laka-bibliotheek:
Depleted Uranium. A post-war disaster for environment and health

Datummei 1999
Opmerking doublure

Uit de publicatie:

                      DEPLETED URANIUM

    In the course of the preparations for the Hague Appeal for Peace '99 conference, Laka
   decided to make a brochure about the use of depleted uranium in conventional weaponry
    and its consequences. The idea was born because of the short time reserved during the
     session for the presentation of all details about depleted uranium (DU). Although the
    word "depleted uranium" may suggest no harmful impact from radiation, this brochure
              will clarify the real radiotoxic (and chemotoxic) properties of DU.

     Laka asked several "insiders" to take part in the completion of the brochure. Thanks to
        their efforts, we have been able to present well-documented articles for activists,
       scientists, scholars and students to share with them valuable information about the
     hazardous impact of DU contamination and its consequences on human health and the
     environment. Taking notice of the growing military use of DU, we must consider not
    only the increased threats of radioactive battlefields but also the whole dirty cycle in the
     uranium industry connected with the DU technology and its impact on health and the
         environment in the surroundings of test areas and in the uranium industry itself.

   This brochure was completed thanks to Felicity Arbuthnot, Rosalie Bertell, Ray Bristow,
     Peter Diehl, Dan Fahey, Daniel Robicheau, Campaign against DU (CADU) and the
   Military Toxics Project. The contents of all the contributions are under the responsibility
                                        of the authors.

Laka Foundation
May 1999
-- Introduction

1- Depleted uranium: a by-product of the nuclear chain by Peter Diehl

2- Depleted uranium weapons: Lessons from the 1991 Gulf War by Dan Fahey

3- Gulf War Veterans and depleted uranium by Rosalie Bertell

4- Kosovo: the next testing site for depleted uranium weapo