[ RadSafe ] Depleted Uranium as Ballast?

Leo M. Lowe llowe at senes.ca
Fri Apr 7 13:49:14 CDT 2006


This is a question from an acquaintance who is a recreational sailor.

Does anyone know of any regulations that prohibit the use of depleted 
uranium (DU) as ballast (because of its high density) in a sailboat keel, 
or in any boat?   If possible to use, where could the DU be obtained and 
what would be the approximate cost ?

Leo M. Lowe, Ph.D., P.Phys.

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