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IN A STATE OF UNCERTAINTY Impact and implicatons of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq

IN A STATE OF UNCERTAINTY Impact and implicatons of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq

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IN A STATE OF
UNCERTAINTY
Impact and implicatons of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq
IN A STATE OF
UNCERTAINTY
Impact and implicatons of the use of depleted uranium in Iraq

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ikv pax christi
In a state of uncertainty
 
IN A STATE OFUNCERTAINTY
Impact and implicatons o the use o depleteduranium in Iraq
 
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ikv pax christi
In a state of uncertainty
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IKV Pax Christi works or peace, reconciliation and justice in the world. We join with people in conict areas to work or apeaceul and democratic society. We enlist the aid o people in the Netherlands who, like IKV Pax Christi, want to workor political solutions to crises and armed conicts. IKV Pax Christi combines knowledge, energy and people to attain onesingle objective: there must be peace!
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SBN: 978-90-70443-28-3January 2013I you have questions, remarks or comments on this report you can send them to ino@ikvpaxchristi.nl. See also www.ikvpaxchristi.nlThe digital version o this report is available on: www.ikvpaxchristi.nl/media/fles/in-a-state-o-uncertainty.pd Author: Wim Zwijnenburg Contributors: Mohamed Ghalaieny (Toxic Remnants o War Project) and Doug Weir (International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons).Editor: Doug Weir.Cover: IRAQ, Baghdad : An Iraqi boy swings on the gun o a destroyed Iraqi tank in Dura on the southern outskirts o Baghdad, as his riend looks on 24 June 2003. The tanks weredestroyed by US orces during their invasion o Iraq which began in March. AFP PHOTO/Ramzi Haidar.I would like to thank the ollowing people or their eedback and help: Rajaa Shakarchi, Edouard Beau, Wilbert van der Zeijden, Kadhim Al-Muqdadi, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Pat Sanchez,Thirsa de Vries, Hanaa Edwar.This report was fnanced by the Norwegian Ministry o Foreign Aairs.
 
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ikv pax christi
In a state of uncertainty
Index
Executive summary 4 Recommendations 51. Background 7
Depleted uranium: a short introduction 8
2. Use o depleted uranium in Iraq 13
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 18Use o DU in Basrah Province 18Other areas where DU is known or suspected to be used 20Nasiriyah 20Al Samawah 21Naja 22The road to Baghdad 23Inside Baghdad 24Fallujah 25Conclusion 25
3. The atermath: clearance and decontamination eorts 26
Scrap metal 30Procedures 35Awareness raising 37Other toxic remnants o war 38Contaminants detected in the Iraqi environment and their sources 40Contamination and exposure in urban areas rom military activities 40 
4. Reported health problems 43
Cancers 45Birth deects 47Other voices o concern 47Psycho-social impact 49
 5. Conclusion 51
Key fndings 63

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