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Manufacturing in Britain

The MET Report 1993 (MET, 601 Holloway Rd, London, N19 4DJ) says that 'Manufacturing of depleted uranium shells probably takes place at Radway Green near Crewe, with development at Fort Halstead near Sevenoaks in Kent.  depleted uranium has also been imported from the United States to Royal Ordnance factories at Wolverhampton and Chorley in Lancashire. The hazards are unknown, but in the US a depleted uranium shell manufacturer was forced to close down after radioactive particles were discovered up to 26 miles from the factory. 

The Royal Ordnance factory is currently non-operational after a serious fire involving depleted uranium in February 1999.  West Midlands CND (wmcnd@gn.apc.org) have researched the incident thoroughly - their report is featured in cadu news issue 3


CADU is currently researching the manufacture and use of depleted uranium in Britain, to facilitate more focused campaigning.There is a list of companies who have patents to use DU here.

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From CADU News 7: Spring 2001

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