Dust won't settle on depleted uranium

时间:2019-03-07 03:16:03166网络整理admin

By Rob Edwards SOLDIERS in a tank hit by a depleted uranium (DU) shell could inhale enough radioactive dust to double their risk of dying from lung cancer, concludes a new report by the Royal Society in London. But the risks from DU for others on the battlefield are so small as to be undetectable. Shells containing about 270 tonnes of DU have been fired in the Gulf War and the Balkans over the past 10 years,