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15 Mar 2013

IKV Pax Christi Publishes "In a State of Uncertainty: Impact and Implications of the Use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq"

  • Friday, 15 March 2013

IKV Pax Christi Publishes "In a State of Uncertainty: Impact and Implications of the Use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq"

 
A decade on and depleted uranium contamination stills blights Iraq . To mark the 10th anniversary of the 2003 invasion, a new report has highlighted continuing uncertainties over the impact and legacy of the use of 400 tonnes of depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Iraq. The report reveals the extent of DU’s use in civilian areas for the first time.

In a State of Uncertainty published by Dutch peace organisation IKV Pax Christi, has sought to do what the US has so far refused to do – reveal how widely the weapons were used in Iraq, and in what circumstances. It also analyses the costs and technical burdens associated with DU use, arguing that a decade on, many contamination problems remain unresolved – leaving civilians at risk of chronic DU exposure. Read more or Read the report

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