Weapons factory workers and nearby residents exposed to depleted uranium

Parrish, Randall R. 2007 Weapons factory workers and nearby residents exposed to depleted uranium. Planet Earth, Winter. 8-9.

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A TEST to detect depleted uranium in GulfWar veterans has unexpectedly uncovered high levels of the radioactive material in the urine of former workers and residents around a disused weapons factory in upstate New York. The factory closed in 1982 amid controversy over health and safety breaches. Head of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL) Randy Parrish and colleagues discovered the high levels of depleted uranium when they tested people who had worked at the plant or lived nearby while it was operational. The NIGL team with colleagues from the University of Leicester, the British Geological Survey and the University at Albany, New York, publish their findings in a report in the New Year.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory
ISSN: 1479-2605
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NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 28 Jul 2009 13:38 +0 (UTC)

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