Fallout from ammo depot explosion in Ukraine that destroyed DEPLETED URANIUM shells reaches the United Kingdom
11/17/2023 // Ramon Tomey // Views

Fallout from the explosion of an ammunition depot in Ukraine– which had depleted uranium (DU) shells in storage – has reached the United Kingdom. Ironically, Downing Street gave these same DU shells to Kyiv.

According to a recent study, the fallout from the said explosion was detected in South East England – with the area recording a rise of approximately 600 nanograms per cubic meter (ng/m3) of uranium levels. The explosion happened in May when Russian missile strikes destroyed the depot located in western Ukraine.

InfoWars reported on the ammo depot's destruction in May, noting that "Russian forces launched an air and missile raid" at the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytsky. The resulting explosion destroyed the DU tank shells and sent "radioactive particles into the atmosphere of the Khmelnytsky region." This was evidenced by "a clear spike in gamma radiation" being detected in the city. (Related: Russian missile strikes destroy massive Ukrainian ammo dump containing dangerous, environmentally unsound depleted uranium shells.)

"While seemingly inconspicuous – considering the mean size of a uranium particle is below one micron – individual inhalation of about 24 m3 a day results in an average lung intake of 0.432 milligrams over a month," Great Game India wrote. "This translates into 200 million particles per person in the area and along the plume's trajectory in the United Kingdom."

"Research in Iraq underscores the significant genetic and [carcinogenic] health effects of uranium particles. Considering findings in Fallujah, a 2010 study demonstrated a substantial increase in cancer and congenital malformations in babies – indicative of genetic damage following the use of uranium weapons in the 2003 Second Iraq War."

"Subsequent identification of excess uranium in the mothers of children [with] birth defects using hair samples and mass spectrometry further supports the long-term effects of uranium exposure. This study, resembling a historic ice core examination, traced the increases back to the 2003 exposures."

It has all gone full circle

A BBC report explained why uranium is used for tank munitions. "DU is naturally occurring uranium [that] has been stripped of much, but not all, of its radioactive matter. It is a byproduct from the process which prepares uranium for use in nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons," the outlet said.

"Uranium is a very dense metal, and depleted uranium can be put on tips of tank shells, bullets and mortar rounds to increase their ability to penetrate targets. DU shells sharpen on impact – which further increases their ability to bore through armor – and they also ignite after contact. DU can also be used to reinforce tank armor."

The same BBC piece noted that the U.K. has already supplied these lethal munitions to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, accompanying the Challenger 2 tanks sent to the beleaguered nation. According to the British Ministry of Defense, the DU shells would enable Ukrainian tank crews to fire on enemy targets from greater distances, reducing their exposure to Russian counter-fire.

These same DU shells sent to Ukraine were the ones stored at the Khmelnytsky ammo depot, which was destroyed by Russian forces. The fallout that came after this incident stemmed from the explosion of these shells – proving that things went full circle for the British government.

Independent U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.) could not help but put in his two cents on the matter. He took to the X platform, calling for a prohibition of DU munitions.

"In another reckless escalation, [the U.K] has confirmed delivery of DU munitions to Ukraine," RFK Jr. wrote. "DU munitions should be banned. They partially vaporize on impact, poisoning the environment with uranium dust that causes cancer and horrific birth defects."

Watch this Russia Today report about the proliferation of DU rounds in the Russia-Ukraine war.

This video is from the SOS channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

Nuclear war ahead: US to send DEPLETED URANIUM rounds to Ukraine.

Depleted uranium poses health risk to people, pollutes water and farmland.

United Kingdom confirms depleted uranium tank ammunition already in Ukraine.

Russia says it will 'respond accordingly' if UK supplies Ukraine with depleted uranium tank rounds.

UK to send Ukraine DEPLETED URANIUM tank rounds that could cause irreparable harm to the people and the land.

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