HC Deb 05 July 1993 vol 228 c59W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what precautionary measures were taken to minimise the dangers of inhalation of radioactive particles from depleted uranium ammunition by British troops during the Gulf war.

Mr. Hanley

Special instructions were issued to personnel undertaking explosive ordnance disposal whose work involved a direct risk of exposure to particles of depleted uranium. Advice was also issued to those involved in the transportation and storage of the ammunition.

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