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In a State of Uncertainty. Impact and Implications of the Use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq

AuteurIKVPax, W.Zwijnenburg
6-05-2-10-13.pdf
Datumjanuari 2013
Classificatie 6.05.2.10/13 (VERARMD URANIUM - MILITAIR - DESERT STORM / IRAK / KOEWEIT)
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IN A STATE OF UNCERTAINTY
Impact and implicatons of the use of depleted
uranium in Iraq

IKV/PaxChristi
Wim Zwijnenburg
ISBN: 978-90-70443-28-3
January 2013

Executive summary 
The use of depleted uranium (DU) in conventional munitions 
has generated controversy for more than 30 years. Research increasingly 
supports the idea that there may be a link between its use and reports of 
increasing health problems in those countries where it has been deployed. 
Of these, Iraq is by far the most affected country, with large quantities 
of DU munitions used in 1991 and 2003. However, uncertainties over its 
impact and implications remain. This report is one of the first to attempt 
to provide a comprehensive overview of the use of DU in Iraq by US and UK 
armed forces, and the subsequent actions, or lack thereof, that have been 
undertaken to address the issue of DU contamination and resulting exposure 
to civilians. Furthermore, it will provide an overview of reported health 
problems that might be related to exposure to DU, and other toxic remnants 
of war, and will provide recommendations for next steps to be undertaken 
in order to minimise the risks to the civilian population.
The aim of this report is to provide greater clarity on the impact that the 
use of DU has had on Iraqi society; in doing so it will document the persistent 
uncertainty that continues to affect the daily lives of Iraqi civilians.