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ALERT ! NATO BOMBING - DU WEAPONS ?
Peace Movement AotearoaPO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued 31 March 1999
ALERT ! NATO BOMBING - DU WEAPONS ?Kia ora,
Since yesterday's announcement that US A10 tank-busting warplanes were being deployed to take part in the bombing of Yugoslavia, we have been trying to find out if this means Depleted Uranium (DU) shells will be used. We are waiting to hear from England (where the planes are usually based) and the US to see if this can be confirmed, but DU shells do comprise the standard armour-piercing ammunition used by the A10s, and we know they were used extensively in the Gulf War.
In the meantime, if you are writing to the US ambassador to protest the bombing, it would be productive to raise this issue with him. It would be extremely useful if you could send us copies of any replies you receive on this.
Contact details for the US ambassador - Josiah Beeman, US Embassy, 29 Fitzherbert Tce, Thorndon, Wellington; tel (04) 472 2068; fax (04) 471 2380.
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