Weapons & health in AfghanistanOctober 2001-January 2003
6,000 + guided weapons, bombs & missiles
estimated 1/3rd used Hard Target warheadsfor command centres, bunkers, caves.
average ‘dense metal’ per weapon 500 kg
7 scenarios from ‘no uranium’ to worst case scenario 1000+ tons Uranium warheads > widespread contamination. No UNEP survey.
Fatal epidemics included haemorrhagic fever outof season, fatal coughs with bleeding and highest maternal mortality rate in the world (Reuters etc).
Sick civilians near bomb targets had 100x normal uranium contamination in urine (www.umrc.net)