There is persuasive material about long-term health risks to the wider population.
Irish depleted uranium ban bill gets warm reception at second reading, top-u238.blogspot.com 7 marzo 2010 A draft bill that would ban the use of uranium in all non-nuclear weapons in Ireland has received a positive cross-party response from Senators during its Second Stage reading in the Irish Senate.4 March 2010 –
ICBUWThe draft bill, entitled: Prohibition of Depleted Uranium Weapons Bill 2009, was originally submitted last July by Chairman of the Irish Green Party, Senator Dan Boyle. If passed into law, the bill would deliver a general prohibition on the use, manufacture, sale, transport and testing of all non-nuclear uranium weapons on Irish territory…..
Ireland’s Foreign Minister Dick Roche I believe the use of this particular material is cynical and would ask questions about some of the research that has been done. There is persuasive material about long-term health risks to the wider population. As I have indicated, the Government is strongly supportive of the view, proposed by the United Nations Secretary General, that there must be serious studies in this area. The Department of Foreign Affairs is following closely the valuable work of civil society on the issue of depleted uranium.”
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