Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Iraq and Kosovo may be thousands of miles apart, but they share the dubious distinction of contamination with radioactive residue from depleted uranium (DU) bullets used in American air strikes. After several years of silence, US officials finally admitted that 340 tons of DU were fired during the Gulf war. In Kosovo, American delays in providing details of quantities and target points have frustrated international efforts to assess health risks.

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How to cite this article:

Scott Peterson "Depleted Uranium Haunts Kosovo and Iraq," Middle East Report 215 (Summer 2000).