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FAQs - Depleted Uranium
What is depleted uranium?
What makes depleted uranium a potential hazard?
Were any studies on the health effects of depleted uranium ever conducted prior to the onset of the Gulf War? What were the findings of those studies?
There are reports from the Balkans and Iraq of individuals recovering the DU penetrators. Are these hazardous?
What has the Defense Department done to protect future generations of service members from accidental exposure to depleted uranium?
In what way has the DoD attempted to track service members exposed to depleted uranium during the 1990-1991 Gulf War?
What are the health effects of contact with unfired depleted uranium munitions or unperforated (intact) armor on the various weapons systems, such as the Abrams Heavy Tank?
The European press in particular has been raising concerns of increased rates of leukemia in European troops that have been stationed in the Balkans. Can exposure to DU be the cause of these cases of leukemia?
Press accounts have indicated the presence of trace levels of plutonium and other contaminants in DU that are indicative of recycled nuclear fuel. Is this true? How did these contaminants get in the DU and does it change your evaluation of the health hazards associated with DU exposure?
With all of the medical and environmental concerns over DU, why hasn't DoD found a substitute for DU?
Were any depleted uranium health effects studies conducted after the Gulf War? What were the findings of those studies?
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