All Articles on Depleted Uranium

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Legacy of War: Iraq Littered With High Levels of Nuclear and Dioxin Contamination, Study Finds
• Greater rates of cancer and birth defects near sites • Depleted uranium among poisons revealed in report
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Utah Argues Case to Ban Foreign Nuke Waste
DENVER - In a dispute being watched around the world, a federal appeals court hosted a debate Thursday on who has final say over what goes into a Utah radioactive waste site. At issue is whether EnergySolutions Inc., which operates a radioactive waste landfill in Tooele County, can dispose of waste...
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Cancer – The Deadly Legacy of the Invasion of Iraq
Forget about oil, occupation, terrorism or even Al Qaeda. The real hazard for Iraqis these days is cancer. Cancer is spreading like wildfire in Iraq. Thousands of infants are being born with deformities. Doctors say they are struggling to cope with the rise of cancer and birth defects, especially...
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India's Generation of Children Crippled by Uranium Waste
Observer investigation uncovers link between dramatic rise in birth defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations
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Toxins Take a Toll on Troops
Guard members' claims against KBR raise questions about war zone contractors.
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Did Toxic Chemical in Iraq Sicken GIs?
Larry Roberta's every breath is a painful reminder of his time in Iraq. He can't walk a block without gasping for air. His chest hurts, his migraines sometimes persist for days and he needs pills to help him sleep. James Gentry came home with rashes, ear troubles and a shortness of breath. Later,...
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Weapon of Choice: Depleted Uranium
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. - Since 1991 the U.S. military has admitted to using depleted uranium in armor and ammunition on a large scale. But since then, a debate has raged about its long-term health effects on soldiers and their families. Could one of the most effective military tools in their arsenal...
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Regulating Radioactivity: Derision for Uranium Disposal Decision
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured Rep. Jim Matheson and other Congress members it will stay true to its commitment to see that depleted uranium can be disposed of safely in Utah and elsewhere. But the agency doesn't detail how it reached its decision to stick to its 1981 system, which...
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NRC Racing to Answer Questions on Depleted Uranium
SALT LAKE CITY - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is rushing to meet an April 2 deadline to turn over stacks of internal documents that could shed light on why it recently decided to classify large quantities of depleted uranium as the least hazardous type of low-level radioactive waste. The NRC's...
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Ruling Clears Way for Depleted Uranium
Anti-nuclear groups say waste doesn't belong in Utah; EnergySolutions applauds panel's decision.
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