AUTHORLaka Foundation, Ed.
TITLEDepleted Uranium: A Post-War Disaster for Environment and Health
PUBLISHERLaka Foundation
CITYAmsterdam, Netherlands
DATE PUBLISHEDMay 1999
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This booklet prepared for the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace conference was written to inform scientists, diplomats, and policy makers about the radio-toxic hazards of depleted uranium, a controversial topic. The booklet consists of chapters contributed by different authors. It explains depleted uranium as part of the nuclear chain and describes its industrial uses. It then goes into detail about the use of depleted uranium in the Gulf War, discussing health effects on American and British veterans and health effects of the enduring depleted uranium contamination on the Iraqi people. It also examines a 1992 incident in Amsterdam in which areas of the city were contaminated with depleted uranium from a plane crash.


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