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A group of scientists found that NATO forces during the bombing of Libya in 2011, used ammunition with depleted uranium. The relevant report transmitted to the national consensus government in Tripoli, told RIA Novosti adviser to the Libyan Committee for environment and Committee on atomic energy, Nouri al-Druki.
He said that scientists have conducted research in one of the headquarters of the army, which was bombed by NATO. “There were found in places with high radioactivity. Having accurate measurements, we found that this radioactivity is the result of NATO missiles with depleted uranium”, — said the adviser.
According to him, an official document sent to the authorities on 12 July. Now ad-Druce and his colleagues want to turn to the IAEA and other international organizations. They want to get help in carrying out research in other places, which struck.
Depleted uranium is used even in medical and military industry. It is used in munitions because it has a higher density and, thus, the shells better armor. At the same time, according to some, such munitions cause radioactive contamination and can cause cancer.
The military operation of international forces in Libya lasted from March to October 2011. The result was the deposed former leader Muammar Gaddafi. After Libya has started a civil war, of the territory seized by the radical Islamists. As a result, the country has two governments: in the East in the city of Tobruk, sits a Parliament elected by people. In the West in Tripoli has set with the support of the UN and Western countries, the national consensus government.
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