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Publications on uranium weapons from ICBUW
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  • Malignant Effects: depleted uranium as a carcinogen and genotoxin
    ICBUW

    Malignant Effects: depleted uranium as a carcinogen and genotoxin

    The purpose of this report is to introduce the reader to the growing weight of evidence relating to how DU can damage DNA, interfere with cellular processes and contribute to the development of cancer. The report uses peer-reviewed studies, many of which have been published during the last decade and, wherever possible, has sought to simplify the scientific language to make it accessible to the lay reader.
    29 August 2014 - ICBUW
  • Laid to Waste: depleted uranium contaminated military scrap in Iraq
    PAX

    Laid to Waste: depleted uranium contaminated military scrap in Iraq

    Laid to Waste follows on from In a State of Uncertainty and adds more information on the failure to manage Iraq's DU contamination adequately. For the first time the report reveals US strike coordinates, finding that DU was used against unmounted troops and soft targets, in breach of US legal guidelines. The report also considers international standards for radioactive waste management and how these standards were not applied to DU contamination in Iraq.
    20 June 2014 - ICBUW
  • In a State of Uncertainty: impact and implications of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq
    IKV Pax Christi

    In a State of Uncertainty: impact and implications of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq

    In a State of Uncertainty seeks to document the extent of Iraq's DU problem 10 years after its second use there during the 2003 invasion. Combining fieldwork, interviews with Iraqi officials and military sources, the report documents the extent of DU use in civilian areas and against non-armoured targets, the difficulties faced by the Iraqi authorities in managing contamination and the risks still posed to Iraqi civilians working in the scrap metal trade.
    7 March 2013 - ICBUW
  • Managing Acceptability: UK policy on depleted uranium
    CADU

    Managing Acceptability: UK policy on depleted uranium

    Using declassified material, Managing Acceptability provides a historical review of the methods that the UK government has used in seeking to maintain the public acceptability of DU munitions, having recognised very early on in their development that public opposition to the use of DU in conventional weapons would be significant.
    3 October 2012 - ICBUW
  • Hazard Aware: Lessons learned from military field manuals on depleted uranium and how to move forward for civilian protection norms.
    IKV Pax Christi

    Hazard Aware: Lessons learned from military field manuals on depleted uranium and how to move forward for civilian protection norms.

    Hazard Aware analyses the precautionary measures adopted by militaries to reduce their troops' exposure to DU munitions and asks whether these could form the basis for civilian protection norms.
    2 October 2012 - ICBUW
  • Precaution in Practice - challenging the acceptability of depleted uranium weapons
    ICBUW

    Precaution in Practice - challenging the acceptability of depleted uranium weapons

    A report for policy-makers and campaigners which judges the acceptability of DU weapons by utilising the structure of common interpretations of the precautionary principle. In doing so it asks whether a precautionary approach should be applied to DU and whether its use could ever be compatible with precautionary values.
    1 October 2012 - ICBUW
  • Overstating the case: an analysis of the utility of depleted uranium in kinetic energy penetrators

    Overstating the case: an analysis of the utility of depleted uranium in kinetic energy penetrators

    A discussion paper analysing claims by the users of depleted uranium munitions that their military effectiveness overules considerations of their health and environmental impact under international law.
    9 May 2012 - ICBUW
  • Critique of the European Commission's SCHER risk assessment on depleted uranium

    Critique of the European Commission's SCHER risk assessment on depleted uranium

    SCHER was mandated to produce its Opinion following 2008’s landslide EP resolution on DU weapons, which called for an EU moratorium. SCHER was specifically requested by the Commission to consider the wealth of new data on DU’s genotoxicity and its implications for human health.
    23 February 2012 - ICBUW
  • A Question of Responsibility - the legacy of depleted uranium use in the Balkans
    New ICBUW report

    A Question of Responsibility - the legacy of depleted uranium use in the Balkans

    A report examining user transparency, the capacity of states to manage depleted uranium contamination and the development of heath studies, seen through the experiences of Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo.
    11 October 2010 - ICBUW