NATO Using Outlawed
Depleted Uranium Ammunition

NATO kills with the cluster bombs as well
The broader public is mostly uninformed about the fact that 30-millimetre ammunition fired by the GAU-8A gun mounted on the American A-10 aircraft, contains depleted uranium and that it is on the list of the ammunition which has been prohibited by the Geneva Convention, as are cluster bombs, sources in the Konghill Laboratories in Great Britain have stated on the basis of test results.
The report published on the E-Groups information exchange web-site emphasizes that "the development of these radioactive arms is based on the fact that the molecular density of depleted uranium (238) is much great than lead density (207), making its kinetic energy sufficiently powerful to penetrate through tank armour or concrete much deeper than the materials which have been used in the manufacture of bullets up to now".
The pointed bullet made from depleted uranium in a plastic casing which significantly increases its penetrating power, is also used in the manufacture of warheads for the "Tomahawk" cruise missiles, which are used for the destruction of concrete facilities.
The report by the British experts states that the American military is aware of the fact that the radioactivity of the 30-millimetre ammunition is almost identical to X-rays in the duration of one hour, because the explosion of the ammunition creates uranium oxide which is dispersed into particles the size of 0.5 to 5 microns, which, if carried by the wind may be dispersed to areas hundreds of kilometres away from the site.
It has also been pointed out that the life period of that substance is about one million years and that it cannot be removed from the body, exposing to radiationn caused diseases and the possibility of an early death not only the people who are shot by it, but also the persons who handle that dangerous ammunition.
According to the claims of the researches in Konghill Laboratories, the use of this ammunition in Yugoslavia may cause consequences similar to those caused by the Chernobil and Mile Island nuclear power plant breakdowns. This means that NATO's actions could have long-lasting consequences not only for this part of Europe but also for the Alliance troops.
After the war in Bosnia, during which NATO also used depleted uranium ammunition in its attacks, there has been a rise in the recorded number of cases of leukemia in the areas where A-10 aircraft had been involved.
Since the "Gulf War", 80,000 American veterans have been suffering from a disease which has the same symptoms as diseases caused by radiation.