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DEPLETED URANIUM (2): COHEN, NO RISK IF HANDLED PROPERLY
WASHINGTON, According to American Defence Secretary William S.Cohen, depleted uranium (DU) is not dangerous if handled properly. Cohen said to repond to EU: "We have benn using DU weapons for decades, and this is also used in most of our aircraft and most of our ships. It's used as ballast. So it's around us all the time and it doesn't pose an unreasonable risk".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency