UK: Armed forces minister sorry for misleading MPs over depleted uranium

“Nick Harvey admitted that he had inadvertently misled MPs about a Ministry of Defence review that he said had concluded the weapons were permissible on humanitarian and environmental grounds under the Geneva conventions.

“It subsequently emerged that the review had never happened, and Harvey has apologised for the error, which he said had been made “in good faith”. He has ordered that a review into the weapons’ legality be carried out by civil servants. The department is facing calls for the weapons to be suspended until it is completed.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/nov/14/minister-sorry-dangers-depleted-uranium

This charade is laughable on its face.  The studies were done decades ago and published in military training documents.   When did western militaries start waging war against their own soldiers?   They couldn’t resist the economics of the situation.  We have zillions of tons of DU left over from decades of nuclear enrichment, with no other place to go except  underground toxic waste burial grounds.  Like the toxic waste from aluminum production and phosphate mining (fluoride), a solution was found: simply ignore its toxic properties and unleash it on the environment at a tidy profit.

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