Saturday, March 6 2004
Room 34-101 (50 Vassar Street)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The United States has used depleted uranium (DU) ammunitions
large scale in Puerto Rico, Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan.
Incomplete and often contradictory information has polarized debate
on the use of DU weapons. There is widespread controversy over whether
the DU weapons residue poses a health threat to soldiers,
inhabitants, and ecosystems, or is simply the byproduct of an
effective military technology.
On March 6 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
six science and policy experts will address the environmental
impact, health effects, and related policy issues surrounding
DU weapons. The goal of this conference is to answer questions
and dispel myths, report on the current state on the science, and discuss
the ramifications of continued DU use by the US military.