TV News LIES

Tuesday, Mar 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War Depleted Uranium: A Strange Way To Protect Libyan Civilians

Depleted Uranium: A Strange Way To Protect Libyan Civilians

E-mail Print PDF

In the first 24 hours of the Libyan attack, US B-2s dropped forty-five 2,000-pound bombs. These massive bombs, along with the Cruise missiles launched from British and French planes and ships, all contained depleted uranium (DU) warheads.

DU is the waste product from the process of enriching uranium ore. It is used in nuclear weapons and reactors. Because it is a very heavy substance, 1.7 times denser than lead, it is highly valued by the military for its ability to punch through armored vehicles and buildings. When a weapon made with a DU tip strikes a solid object like the side of a tank, it goes straight through it, then erupts in a burning cloud of vapor. The vapor settles as dust, which is not only poisonous, but also radioactive.

An impacting DU missile burns at 10,000 degrees C. When it strikes a target, 30% fragments into shrapnel. The remaining 70% vaporises into three highly-toxic oxides, including uranium oxide. This black dust remains suspended in the air and, according to wind and weather, can travel over great distances. If you think Iraq and Libya are far away, remember that radiation from Chernobyl reached Wales.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

Mosul air strike being investigatedThe U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a...

‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

Blackwater is backA mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back...

2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria's War, UNICEF Says

Syria's children deaths in 2016Violence in Syria took a horrible toll on the country's children last year, the United Nations'...

UN: Coalition air raids kill 18 civilians in Helmand

UN Coalition raid kills women and children in AfghanistanCivilians, mostly women and children, were killed last week in air raids by coalition forces in...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!