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The following set of topics and links are a suggested starting place for additional information on the many "arms" of the DU topics. A simple internet search by subject, or review of these sites, will include much more.


WHAT IS DU?
DU BASICS


A good place to begin learning about DU is the International Depleted Uranium Study Team's IDUST Tutorial Center, where you will find this article by Dan Bishop, PhD: Just What is Depleted Uranium, Anyway?


DU TEST DESCRIPTION

This describes the only tests capable of defining internal exposure. Currently military screening methods are inadequate.

Uranium Medical Research Centre

Traprock Peace Center


HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF DU

"Basics about Uranium and Depleted Uranium and Its Impact on Human Health"

"On the Biological Effects and Health Risks following Exposure to Aerosols produced by the use of Depleted Uranium Weapons" by Chris Busby (comprehensive)

"Medical Effects of Internal Contamination with Uranium" by Asaf Durakovic (comprehensive)

Gulf War Illness-Related Medical Research & Publications, a set of papers


MILITARY ISSUES AND LINKS

Military Toxics Project

National Gulf War Resource Center

Citizen Soldier

DU, VA and vet issues presented with an updated overview

Poison DUst DVD tells the stories of three veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.


DU AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

List of Treaties Relevant to the Question of Legality of DU Weapons

"The Illegality of DU Weaponry" by Karen Parker, JD (PDF Format)

"Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Law" by David P. Fidler


THE POLITICS OF DU

Depleted Uranium: Dirty Bombs, Dirty Missiles, Dirty Bullets: A death sentence here and abroad, a review of primary and political issues and U.S. military consequences of DU by Leuren Moret

World Depleted Uranium Weapons Conference, Hamburg, Germany, October 16-19, 2004

International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan, written opinion of Judge Niloufer Baghwat


NUCLEAR FUELS, WASTE AND STORAGE

Half Life: The Lethal Legacy of America's Nuclear Waste, National Geographic, July 2002.


REACTOR SYSTEMS AND SAFETY

Nuclear fuel cycle; reactor safety; waste management


DU LEGISLATION

To see the detailed outline of either of the following House bills, go to THOMAS and under Bill Number type in HR1483 or HR4463.

H.R. 1483 Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act of 2003
To require certain studies regarding the health effects of exposure to depleted uranium munitions, to require the cleanup and mitigation of depleted uranium contamination at sites of depleted uranium munitions use and production in the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4463 Depleted Uranium Screening and Testing Act of 2004
To provide for identification of members of the Armed Forces exposed during military service to depleted uranium, to provide for health testing of such members, and for other purposes.


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