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  • European Parliament Makes Fourth Call for DU Ban

    The European Parliament again adopted a resolution in which they call:
    "upon the EU and its Member States to work hard to ensure that the scope of Protocol III to the CCW on Incendiary Weapons is expanded in order to prevent the further use of white phosphorus shells against military and civilian targets and to stop the use of (depleted) uranium warheads;"(paragr.11)
    22 November 2006 - ICBUW
  • US Judge Gives Go Ahead to Veterans in DU Legal Case Oct 2006

    A New York judge has decreed that veterans can sue the US government for exposing them to DU in Iraq. Download the entire decision as a pdf
    2 October 2006 - ICBUW
  • US DU Shipments Breach Ireland’s Neutral Status Feb 2006

    Depleted uranium ammunition has been carried through Ireland’s Shannon Airport on board US military cargo planes on the way to Iraq, according to a former US soldier. Ireland remains an ostensibly neutral country and has restrictions on what military aircraft can carry when refuelling at its airports.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • Dutch military in Iraq delays troop transfer from suspected DU contaminated area

    When Dutch marines arrived in a base camp near the town of As Samawah, Iraq, to replace American troops last summer, they measured unacceptably high levels of radioactivity. Yet troop transfer from the area was delayed by three weeks, putting both Dutch and American troops at risk of exposure to depleted uranium (DU).
    29 September 2006 - RISQ
  • Uranium mining's legacy and future in Asia

    The sudden resurgence in interest in nuclear power has caused a huge rise in global uranium prices. It is also clear that the planned increase in the use of nuclear power will encourage states to find alternative uses for depleted uranium waste. Expensive and hazardous to store, the use of waste DU in civilian and military applications is likely to become more attractive.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • US bill requiring DU health studies passed by House Of Representatives

    On May 11, 2006, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Authorization Bill which contained an amendment by Jim McDermott that requires a comprehensive study on possible health effects from exposure to depleted uranium (DU) on soldiers and their children. This was a real victory.
    29 September 2006 - Gretel Munroe & Tara Thornton
  • Is Belgium Close To A Ban On Uranium Weapons? Part II June 2006

    In February it looked as if Belgium was close to reaching a ban on uranium weapons - the first country in the world to do so. What follows is the latest news on the situation, but first a little reminder of where the Belgian Coalition were up to.

    29 September 2006 - By Willem Van den Panhuysen
  • Toward an Anti-DU Network in Germany Feb 2006

    In October 2005 anti-DU activists met at the IPPNW office in Germany to discuss the possibility of increased co-operation and co-ordination among German organisations and individuals devoted to the abolition of uranium weapons.
    29 September 2006 - Manfred Mohr & Angelika Schuster
  • Greenpeace target European uranium dumpers

    The uranium enrichment multinational Urenco has come under fire from green groups for exporting thousands of tonnes of depleted uranium to Russia, in spite of their appalling safety record and the fact that it is technically illegal.
    29 September 2006 - Doug Weir
  • Uranium Mine Threat to Rare Habitat

    Uranium Mine Threat to Rare Habitat

    Australian anti-nuclear campaigners and green groups are fighting to stop the country's biggest uranium and copper mine from destroying a unique desert ecosystem.
    29 September 2006 - Doug Weir
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