Something that really puzzles me, though, is how they allow troops to use "depleted uranium". (I already know the cover story, thanks anyway).
McCallion, Martin wrote:
What do you mean? You're not fearing, surely, that a bomb could be made out
of depleted uranium?
No, not at all.
As I understand it, depleted uranium is what's leftThis is what I'm referring to. A steady radioactive material flooding the troops. Harmless, right. Would you buy anything made of it? Troops were given "experimental" vaccines in the first Gulf confrontation, and veterans a few years later were complaining about all kinds of health complications, including affecting their kids.
after the U-235 is extracted from uranium ore.
Which is not to say that DU would be particularly pleasant to have around:
it is still radioactive. But then, so is granite, so I don't know.
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