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UNEP confirms plutonium found in DU ammunition
Geneva/Nairobi, 16 February 2001 - Traces of plutonium have been
detected in the DU penetrators found at sites in Kosovo that were
investigated in November 2000 by the United Nations Environment
Programme?s Depleted Uranium Assessment Team, which
included the International Atomic Energy Agency, UNEP reported
The existence of plutonium was confirmed by the two laboratories
tasked with analysing the penetrators - the Swiss AC-Laboratory
Spiez and the Swedish Radiation Protection Institute (SSI).
Together with three other European laboratories, these labs have
been analysing a total of 340 soil, water, and other samples taken
during the November field mission.
The traces of isotopes Pu-239/240 were found in four different
penetrators (ammunition tips). The amount of plutonium in the
penetrators varied from 0.8 to 12.87 Bq/kg. In January, UNEP
confirmed that some labs had also found the uranium isotope U-
236 in the penetrators. (Note: Bq = becquerel, a measure of
The presence of these transuranic elements in the DU indicates
that at least some of the material has been in nuclear reactors.
However, the amount of plutonium found in the DU penetrators is
very low and does not have any significant impact on their overall
"According to an assessment by the Swiss AC-Laboratory Spiez,
these newest findings about the composition of the depleted
uranium only lead to a minor change in the overall radiological
situation and should therefore not cause any immediate alarm,?
said UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer. ?As we stated
earlier*, UNEP?s recommendations on what steps should be taken
next will be based on the full set of laboratory analyses, which are
still ongoing, and will be presented in early March in the report on
the environmental effects of DU in Kosovo."
Note to journalists: For more information, please contact UNEP
Spokesperson Mr. Tore Brevik at +254-2-623292 or
; UNEP Depleted Uranium Assessment Team
Chairman, Mr. Pekka Haavisto at +358-40-588 4720 or
; or UNEP Press Officer Mr. Michael
Williams at +41-22-9178242, +41-79-409-1528 (cell) or
. See also http://balkans.unep.ch
* See press release of 25 January 2001 at balkans.unep.ch
UNEP News Release 01/24
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