Tagged: Depleted Uranium

An Unjustifiable Risk – Plutonium Usage and Fast-Breeder Reactors

John Pilger begins this film with three enlightening facts; (1) Anyone with a decent knowledge of physics can create an atomic bomb

MAP: 1995 NATO Depleted Uranium Bombing Sites in The Balkans

Map depicting Depleted Uranium Engagement Points in the Balkans, by NATO military, during the period covering the 5th of September to the

MAP: 1999 NATO Depleted Uranium Bombing Sites around Kosovo

Map depicting Depleted Uranium Engagement Points in and around Kosovo, by NATO military, during the period covering the 6th of April to

MAP: 1999 NATO Depleted Uranium (DU) Bombings in Kosovo

This map depicts the known sites where NATO forces dropped highly dangerous Depleted Uranium munitions on targets in Kosovo and nearby, during

PHOTO: Depleted Uranium Cylinder Being Weighed

Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride cylinders are weighed before being placed in storage. Image originally sourced from: Depleted UF6 Management Information Network (US Govt)

PHOTO: US Military Depleted Uranium Ammunition onboard USS Missouri

1987 photo of United States military personnel inspecting linked belts of Mark 149 Mod 2 20mm ammunition before loading it into the

PHOTO: Depleted Uranium Cylinder being moved via Cylinder Handler

“Cylinder handlers” are specially designed vehicles also used to move and handle Depleted Uranium (DU) Hexafluoride cylinders. Text by Depleted UF6 Management

PHOTO: Depleted Uranium Cylinder moved via Straddle Carrier

One common method of moving depleted Uranium Hexafluoride cylinders uses a specially designed vehicle called a “straddle carrier”. Text by Depleted UF6

PHOTO: Leaking Depleted Uranium Tank and a Fixed Breach

Chemical Reactions During Leakage If a cylinder leak (breach) occurs and the depleted UF6 is exposed to water vapor in the air,

PHOTO: Depleted Uranium Stored in Large Steel Cylinder

48G Depleted UF6 Storage Cylinder After enrichment, depleted Uranium Hexafluoride is placed in large steel cylinders for storage. The most common storage

GRAPH: Uranium Enrichment Cycle, from Production to Waste

Depleted UF6 Production and Handling Slide Presentation This illustrated online slide presentation summarizes the major steps in depleted UF6 production and handling

MAP: The 3 US Locations where Depleted Uranium is Stored

No larger resolution available How much depleted Uranium Hexafluoride is stored in the United States? U.S. DOE’s inventory of depleted UF6 consists

PHOTO: Storage Yard Housing 1000s of Tanks of Depleted Uranium

Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride cylinders are generally stacked two high in concrete, outdoor yards for storage. Text by Depleted UF6 Management Information Network

PHOTO: A Depleted Uranium Tank Which Has Leaked

No larger resolution available Chemical Reactions During Leakage If a cylinder leak (breach) occurs and the depleted UF6 is exposed to water

Depleted Uranium from NATO Bombs Remains Deadly in The Balkans

Future generations will have to deal with the massive amounts of highly toxic radioactive Depleted Uranium, which the US-led NATO and Coalition
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