Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Depleted uranium info

The Lone Star Iconoclast has a great interview about DU and the problems with it and existing tests for it. DU is a nuclear/radiological weapon. In most respects, DU rounds are dirty bombs. A conventional explosive that spreads radiation. Sounds like DU to me. The only difference is that most consider a dirty bomb to be more like a car bomb. In this case, the penetrating round from a tank round is a kinetic explosive (hits with such force that it practically is an explosive, despite the complete lack of an detonating charge) that spreads radioactive material. One of the issues with DU is that like any nuclear waste, it sticks around for a very very long time. We may have salted the earth of Iraq. God have mercy on us.

by Robster @ 5/11/2005 03:30:00 PM PERMALink