Critique of the European Commission's SCHER risk assessment on depleted uranium
SCHER’s final Opinion claimed that health and environmental risks from military-origin DU were likely to be low under all environmental, climatic and military circumstances, and as such, heath effects were unlikely.
ICBUW highlighted a range of issues with the risk assessment and the commentary below was submitted as evidence at a hearing on the report in the European Parliament's Security and Defence Committee (SEDE). An additional submission was made by independent expert Dr Keith Baverstock.
- 461 Kb - Format pdfICBUWICBUW's commentary on key aspects of the SCHER committee's assessment of the health and environmental impact of DU munitions.
- 143 Kb - Format pdfDr Keith BaverstockWritten evidence submitted by Dr Keith Baverstock on flaws in SCHER's DU risk assessment at SEDE hearing on DU munitions, 6th October 2011.