[ RadSafe ] The DU Myth and the European Parliament
Dan D. Palmer
ddpalmer at duf6.com
Wed May 28 08:07:49 CDT 2008
I don't doubt that John C. Taschner wrote a report for the Navy about DU
ammunition for the Phalanx system. But I know that this was not the only
report that was considered in the change to tungsten.
>From personal experience, the munitions were not a radiological or
chemical concern to the ships crews. And since the targets they were
fired at were over water, any residue on the targets would either end up
at the bottom of the ocean or be so quickly diluted as to be
undetectable considering the natural uranium already dissolved in the
water. So why would the Navy stop using an effective weapon for reasons
that don't apply in an ocean environment?
As to my email address, duf6.com is UDS LLC. We are constructing and
operating two facilities to convert depleted uranium
hexafluoride(DUF6)into uranium oxide and hydrofluoric acid. This allows
for safer storage/disposal. We don't sell DU or manufacture anything
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