|CPP Supports Depleted Uranium Weapons Production||12064 readings|
|Thursday, 26 April 2007 04:00|
CPP Supports Depleted Uranium Weapons Production
PEJ News - While many people are aware that damage is being done overseas, most do not know the extent of it, or the degree to which Canadians and the Canadian Pension Plan are complicit in this damage.
Depleted uranium is a byproduct of nuclear reactions. When it is produced by nuclear power plants, it is considered radioactive waste. The half-life of depleted uranium is 4.46 billion years. It
When used as a weapon, in ammunition that is spread indiscriminately over country-sides, this radioactive chemical will be a part of the atmosphere for literally billions of years. It has been estimated that 800 tons of Depleted Uranium has been used in Afghanistan, which is the radioactive equivalent of roughly 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. Rain captures the dust clouds, which then contaminates ground water and food sources, making great swaths of land toxic and uninhabitable.
Studies have shown that people living in these areas
|Last Updated on Thursday, 26 April 2007 04:00|