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  • Acts, bills and ATK - our year in the US

    On a national level 2005 saw the re-introduction of two bills on depleted uranium in the U.S. House of Representatives. The first bill, H.R. 2410, The Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act, calls for studies of the health effects of depleted uranium munitions, as well as the clean-up and remediation of manufacturing and testing sites that have been contaminated by DU.
    29 September 2006 - Gretel Munroe & Tara Thornton
  • Is Belgium Close to a Ban on DU? Part 1
Feb 2006

    Is Belgium Close to a Ban on DU? Part 1 Feb 2006

    There are some interesting and important developments taking place in Belgium, regarding parliamentary initiatives against DU weapons. Here is a short update on the current situation. Dutch or French speakers can find more information, and the complete text of the law proposals with the justification, on the websites: and
    29 September 2006 - Willen Van Den Panhuysen
  • Urgent Appeal from ICBUW: Free the Hostages 12 December 2005

    Four members of Christian Peacemakers Teams, a German archaeologist and her taxi driver are missing in Iraq.
    By Henk van der Keur
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • European Parliament Makes Third Call For Moratorium On Uranium Weapons February 2005

    On the 17th November 2005, the European Parliament issued, for the third time, a call for a moratorium on the use of so-called ‘depleted’ uranium munitions.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • 41 arrested at offices of Edina, MN weapons merchant

    EDINA, Minnesota - Forty-one anti-uranium weapons activists were arrested at the offices of Alliant Techsystems on October 24, in a nonviolent protest against the company's production of indiscriminate weapons.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • Lethal Injustice: French Gulf veterans fight for justice

    On 29 June 2005, on the 48th day of his hunger-strike, Christian Prud'homme, a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, was received at the French Ministry of Defence - accompanied by his care-giver and the presidents of Avigolfe and ACDN - by eight Ministry officials, most of whom remained anonymous. Here they will be called "the Ministry". The interview, scheduled to last one hour, lasted three times that long, but produced no tangible result.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • Belgian Bank KBC ceases investments in uranium weapons

    The Belgian bank KBC is the first large Bank Company in Belgium, which has decided to stop investing in manufacturers of uranium weapons.
    29 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • Protesters 'Not Guilty' after actions against 'Gene Busting' weapons giant

    Minneapolis, Minn. (USA). Eight anti-nuclear activists were found 'not guilty' of trespassing at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), the largest military contractor in the state of Minnesota, and the largest supplier of uranium munitions in the US.
    From: Nukewatch (Press Release)
    28 September 2006 - ICBUW
  • The Environmental Costs of DU Use

    The release of DU into the environment can pollute land and water for decades to come. Its danger is not limited to battlefield releases but will expose present and future generations of civilians to contaminated food and water supplies. Environmental releases of this sort can also be expected to have negative effects on plant and animal life although little is known about this.
    27 September 2006 - ICBUW
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