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    It seems that the US and its allies are working hard to cover the planet in a film of depleted uranium dust which, if it reaches a sufficient thickness, will eliminate all cause for disagreement among humans because we will all be cancer laiden, bloated, - female reproductive bits - , infected mutants with nothing to fall back on but our own festering sores-- Anyone heard the latest on D.U. levels in the upper atmosphere? Happy day!

    (that's hilarious, I typed the adjective for something covered in pus and the language monitor system put "female reproductive bits", no porno terminology going on here)

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    My geiger counter is still ticking the regular tock.

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    I just realized how tired I am. Post made no sense and had no point. BRILLIANT!

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    Well that's good to know, about us using depleted uronium munitions on civilian populations
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    I remembered my point! Some of the arguments being made are... Substandard.

    This just in: Areas with high population have the majority of CASES OF CANCER!

    Well, yah! lol It's called probabilities. :P

    Eh, I've yet to look at it all, but from what I've seen, at least some of this is anti-nuclear garbage.
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    It could be anti-nuc. garbage Est-- I am not a nobel scientist on the case either. I strongly feel it is an item of some concern though. I think we are being very irresponsible with our use of D.U. although I recognize that it's name is a loaded word that's easy to point at for bringing a reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It could be anti-nuc. garbage Est-- I am not a nobel scientist on the case either. I strongly feel it is an item of some concern though. I think we are being very irresponsible with our use of D.U. although I recognize that it's name is a loaded word that's easy to point at for bringing a reaction.
    DU weapons are something that I don't know an awful lot about. Needless to say they don't sound like too much fun, but by clicking on a few links on the article I start to notice an overwhelming bias of anti-nuclear material.

    Now let me draw the line here: Nuclear weapons are one thing, but then some of the sources go in to information on nuclear power plants and draw some far fetched conclusions.

    And I can pretty easily find some sources disagreeing with the study.

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    Quote[/b] ]This article focuses on concern over the use of depleted uranium in tank-piercing bullets used by the U.S. and British militaries. The U.S. and British militaries have been taking fire for their use of tank-piercing bullets made from depleted uranium, a weakly radioactive manufacturing by-product of nuclear fuel and warheads. Critics have charged that breathing airborne debris, created when the bullets strike armor, can cause leukemia, other cancers, and birth defects. A federal study now suggests that such concerns are exaggerated. Government tests, released last October, quantified the spread of uranium dust from a bullet's impact. Albert C. Marshall of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque used these data to calculate battlefield health risks from depleted-uranium shells. The nuclear engineer's calculations, released in late July by the national lab, indicate only small risks of leukemia or birth defects, even among the troops who breathed heavy amounts of uranium-tainted dust.
    So while this is only a preliminary analysis, I call BS. But we'll see. I'll do some more prodding around in to DU weapons.

    However, when it comes to nuclear power arguments, that I can fight. How about the fact that studies have found that there's more radiation surrounding coal power plants than nuclear power plants?

    Thanks, but I like my nuclear waste solidified (projections show that it'll take a million years to disolve 10% of the mass of solidified nuclear waste in the off chance that it gets exposed to water,) stored in a welded, stainless steel barrel, not in my air!

    And while I'd like to keep the arguments separate, the source article does not.
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