[ RadSafe ] Findings of enriched U in Fallujah and elsewhere
C.Busby at ulster.ac.uk
Tue Oct 18 14:16:04 CDT 2011
No, that isnt the case. I can see why you might believe that. These were two separate labs, one in UK and one in Germany. In addition the Lebanon samples were tested by ICPMS in UK and by alpha spectrometry in UK at a separate lab run by David Assinder (qv). The soil samples Fallujah were extracted and the uranium concentrated by ion exchange to the point that there was no mistake. The 95% confidence limits were determined: look at the paper.
From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu on behalf of Joe Toole
Sent: Tue 18/10/2011 16:25
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Findings of enriched U in Fallujah and elsewhere
<<[as well as Fallujah]...Enriched Uranium signatures have also turned up in other recent battlefields, notably in the Lebanon, where soil from a missile crater in Khiam and also dust from an ambulance air filter both showed the presence of Enriched Uranium in 2006, a finding reported in The Independent by Robert Fisk. The authors are unable to explain why these weapons contain or produce slightly enriched Uranium and call for the military to now reveal the truth about the weapons systems being employed in modern battlefields. >>
It is not clear from Prof Busby's post where these mass spectrometric measurements were done. What I do think is that that the laboratory has an uncorrected measurement bias. Try running a soil or grass sample from Green Audit's back garden in the same lab, you may scare yourself. To extrapolate an uncorrected measurement bias to conclude the existence and widespread use of enriched uranium weaponry is rather silly.
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