I authored a resolution againstt Depleted Uranium in US weapons (and now Israeli) at the national Synod of our Church (UCC) a year or two ago, and it was passed enthusiastically. One important point is that when the battle is over the uranium contamination lasts on about 4.5 billion years. The US military has treated this contamination as harmless (a) because they don't want to give up a cheap and available weapon made from the waste of nuclear power plants, and (b) because admitting the harm would obligate them to indemnify the victims of this war crime, which could run in the billions of dollars. I therefore recommend the banning of all radioactive weapons, not just the terrible bombs associated with nuclear weapons. Recent evidence points to the spread of DU weapons, with their contamination of the environment to the Isreal and Palestine conflict. Ignorance of the harm of DU weapons is especially bad in this highly populated area. US lies based on pentagon wishful thinking are responsible for this. The negative consequences last 4.5 billion years--quite a while into the future, contaminating the land and poisoning its inheritors. Very sad.
If you are unaware of depleted uranium and its use by the US in Iraq and elsewhere, just put the term on google. You will get ample info. Obama seems unaware, judging from his appointment of an advocate of nuclear energy as energy secretary.
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