DU Round Found on Military Base Where it Was 'Never Used'
Army contractors uncovered a DU round at the Cape Edwards military, New England, USA, base. Army officials have long said DU was never fired on Camp Edwards. But some Upper Cape base activists said the military didn't always monitor defense contractors who improved and developed weapons.
Investigators concluded it was a depleted uranium round after testing it with a machine that measures radioactivity, said groundwater program manager Kent "Hap" Gonser. James Kinney of Sandwich, a member of the citizen panel that monitors the Camp Edwards cleanup, "I don't think anyone just happened to have one depleted uranium round out there that fell out of their pocket," Kinney said. "If there was one, I'm sure there were more." It makes us wonder how many other military bases have used DU in secret?
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