Russia Responds To US Decision To Send Depleted Uranium Shells To Ukraine
Although mainstream reports that Russian claims about depleted uranium shells are “disinformation,” statements by the U.S. government on the dangers are mixed.
MOSCOW - Russia has responded to the decision by the United States to send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine, saying that it is "very bad news" and that all responsibility for taking this step will "lie with the US leadership".
Russia has repeatedly warned about sending depleted uranium shells to Ukraine, saying that it would be a "serious escalation" and claiming that the shells leave behind radioactive dust that "settles on the ground" contaminating the food supply in the country and leading to outbreaks of cancer.
Although mainstream reports that Russian claims are “disinformation,” statements by the U.S. government on the danger of depleted uranium shells are mixed.
While some government reports claim that the risks from inhaling airborne particles from depleted uranium shells are "very low", other government reports, such as from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Utah National Guard have said that handling depleted uranium rounds is "especially dangerous" and can lead to severe health problems.
Russia’s Response, And What U.S. Government Reports Say About The Dangerous Of Depleted Uranium Shells:
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