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Report from ICBUW-Japan on their nationwide activities to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Campaigners, parliamentarians and local people have blocked a fresh round of DU testing at the Dundrennan range in Scotland after the MoD shelved plans for the testing necessary to extend the life of the UK’s final DU round.
The BBC has reported that a much anticipated study by the WHO and Iraqi Ministry of Health will show that rates of birth defects in Iraq are higher in areas that were subject to heavy fighting in 2003.
Scottish politicians have reacted angrily to the news that the test firing of DU in Scotland may breach the UK’s marine protection obligations under the OSPAR convention.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the 2003 invasion, a new report has highlighted continuing uncertainties over the impact and legacy of the use of 400 tonnes of depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Iraq. The report reveals the extent of DU’s use in civilian areas for the first time.
CADU News 17 - Spring 2004
- Government considering plans to relax safety limits to allow dumping and recycling of low level waste30 April 2004
- Move follows claims by SNP MEP that uranium in the Solway Firth my breach international law30 April 2004
- Noriaki Imani, captured in April was in Iraq to investigate effects of DU30 April 2004
- Activists call for a halt to testing, claiming higher rates of cancer and birth defects30 April 2004
- Study in Health Physics journal shows detectable uranium 6-8 years after exposure30 April 2004
- According to Nukewatch, a contract worth $38 million has been awarded for 120-millimetre ammunition for Abrams tanks30 April 2004
- Legal aid withdrawn due to the high burden of proof required.30 April 2004
- Manufacturer's website claims that Department of Defence funding research into tungsten alternatives30 April 2004
- Army base in Samawah found to have high radiation levels30 April 2004
- Newspaper finds that four out of nine soldiers show DU contamination, casting further doubt on Government testing programmes30 April 2004
- Unpublished MoD survey shows high levels of contamination30 April 2004
- Contradicting their own public statements, a card provided to troops in Iraq confirms that DU is a potential health risk30 April 2004
- MoD funded study shows increased risk of miscarriage and several types of birth defects30 April 2004
- Senior radiation advisor claims IAEA may be behind censorship30 April 2004
- Tribunal finds that uranium exposure in 1st Iraq war caused chromosome abnormalities in veteran30 April 2004
- Campaigners target DM Kineton arms depot30 April 2003
- Eyewitnesses report that tanks with DU damage are being recycled in Basra with no safeguards30 April 2003