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Depleted Uranium: Scientific & Technical References

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

Database of the International Atomic Energy Agency

There are thousands of documents related to depleted uranium and uranium within the IAEA's International Nuclear Information System (INIS). The system produces and maintains the world’s most comprehensive bibliographic database in the field of peaceful nuclear applications. Updated continuously, the database contains well over two million bibliographic references covering all fields of atomic energy and applications. These include documents that are commercially not available -- such as theses or proceedings -- that can be ordered from the INIS document services.

A quick search of INIS on depleted uranium -- searching generally for health effects of uranium -- yields nearly 7000 technical and scientific documents. Narrowing down the search -- to cover just depleted uranium and its health hazards or biological and health effects, or the technical uses of depleted uranium -- retrieves a far more manageable number of relevant documents.

The INIS search engine is accessible on the Internet (http://www.iaea.org/inis/inisdb.htm) and the entire database is also available on CD-Rom. Access charges may apply, since INIS is an international cooperational effort and some countries have modest fees for the service. INIS is supported by Liaison Officers in 103 countries whom you can ask for help. Further information and assistance can also be obtained from INIS headquarters in Vienna, or by sending email to: inis@iaea.org.

A sample search in INIS on health effects of depleted uranium yielded the following results: Full results of this sample search are available for download. (format: pdf, 36 pages, 103KB).

  1. Depleted uranium. A post-war disaster for environment and health
  2. Potential health impacts from range fires at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
  3. Study on depleted uranium at the airplane accident in Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Uranium at the Bijlmer disaster. Effective dosis of inhaled depleted uranium
  5. Public health risks of the El Al Boeing disaster. Reconstruction study depleted uranium
  6. Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for alternative strategies for the long-term management and use of depleted uranium hexafluoride. Volume 2: Appendices
  7. Strategiesfor the transmutation of americium
  8. Ammunition produced from depleted uranium.
  9. ITEP concept of the use of electro-nuclear facilities in the atomic power industry.
  10. Ecologicalrisk assessment for radionuclides and metals: A radiological and chemical approach.
  11. A screening model for depleted uranium testing using environmental radiation monitoring data.
  12. Long-term fate of depleted uranium at Aberdeen and Yuma Proving Grounds: Human health and ecological risk assessments.
  13. Particle size distribution of fragments from depleted uranium penetrators fired
  14. against armor plate targets.
  15. Ecological considerations of depleted uranium munitions.
  16. The effect of foodstuffs and related compounds on durability of glazes containing natural thorium, and natural or depleted uranium.
  17. Radiological and toxicological assessment of an external heat (burn) test of the 105MM
  18. cartridge, APFSDS-T, XM-744.
  19. A view from the nuclear fuel reprocessing industry.
  20. Packaging configurations and handling requirements for nuclear materials.
  21. Uranium compounds in ceramic enamels-radioactivity analysis and use hazards.
  22. Perspective for the future. Fast breeders - a controversial necessity.
  23. The carcinogenic effect of localized fission fragment irradiation of rat lung.
  24. Characterization of airborne uranium from test firing of XM774 ammunition.
  25. Radiological safety evaluation report for NUWAX-79 exercise. Simulation of nuclear weapons accident.
  26. Dissolution of uranium oxide materials in simulated lung fluid.
  27. Potential behavior of depleted uranium penetrators under shipping and bulk
  28. Radiological assessment of cartridge 120-mm, APFSDS-T, XM829 ammunition.
  29. Risk assessment for transportation of depleted uranium oxide.
  30. Environmental monitoring report for Pantex Plant covering 1986.
  31. Ambient air quality in uranium production areas.
  32. System cost-effectiveness for increasing cask shielding.
  33. Safety analysis of the existing 850 Firing Facility.
  34. SARP shielding analysis at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant.
  35. Radioactivity in zirconium oxide powders used in industrial applications.
  36. Qualitative risk assessment as a remediation management tool.
  37. SARP shielding analysis at the Oak Ridge Y-12 plant.
  38. Radioactivity in zirconium oxide powders used in industrial applications.
  39. Qualitative risk assessment as a remediation management tool.
  40. Assaying depleted uranium in bones in-situ using a non-invasive x-ray fluorescence technique.
  41. The validity of generic limits on residual uranium-238 radioactivity in soil.
  42. Reference computations of public dose and cancer risk from airborne releases of uranium and Class W plutonium.
  43. Comparison of models used for ecological risk assessment and human health risk assessment.
  44. Evaluation of depleted uranium in the environment at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland and Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona. Final report.
  45. Depleted uranium disposal options evaluation.
  46. Calculation of shielding parameters.
  47. Depleted uranium human health risk assessment, Jefferson Proving Ground, Indiana.
  48. Uranium tipped ammunition.
  49. Ecological risk assessment of depleted uranium in the environment at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Annual report, 1991.

Appendix B:

Sample search in INIS on "uses of depleted uranium" Full results of this sample search are available for download. (format: pdf, 26 pages, 77KB). Again, to give an idea of its contents, here is a list of titles:

Beneficial uses of Depleted Uranium

  1. Depleted uranium oxides as spent-nuclear-fuel waste-package invert and backfill materials.
  2. Depleted uranium oxides as spent-nuclear-fuel waste-package fill materials.
  3. Depleted uranium: valuable energy source or waste for disposal?.
  4. Synthesis and evaluation of sup 1 sup 1 C-labeled organic compounds for use in nuclear medicine.
  5. Preparation of nuclear and non-nuclear material by the sol-gel method.
  6. Applications of a pulsed spallation neutron source.Report of a workshop held at Argonne National Laboratory, April 29--May 4, 1973. ZING.
  7. Trends in the use of depleted uranium.
  8. Utilization of depleted uranium.
  9. Non-nuclear uses of depleted uranium.
  10. Yield, utilization, storage and ultimate storage of depleted uranium.
  11. Amounts, utilization, intermediate and final storage of depleted uranium.
  12. Review of the early AP penetrator work at LASL which led to the selection of
  13. Army Air Force MMT production of 0.65 to 0.85 Ti and quad depleted uranium alloys.
  14. UH sub 3 cermet.
  15. Report of the panel on the use of depleted uranium alloys for large caliber
  16. Atomic energy.
  17. Nondestructive testing of 105mm depleted uranium penetrators. XM774, XM833.
  18. Tungsten versus depleted uranium for armour-piercing penetrators.
  19. Production decladding of irradiated fuel assemblies using a YAG laser.
  20. Storage and uses alternatives of depleted UF sub 6.
  21. Thulium oxide fuel characterization study: Part 1, Materials properties measurements. Tm sub 2 O sub 3 -Yb sub 2 O sub 3; thulium-170.
  22. Use of reprocessed uranium and of depleted uranium. Final report.
  23. Status of the intense pulsed neutron source.
  24. Preliminary investigations for technology assessment of sup 9 sup 9 Mo production from LEU targets.
  25. Use of reprocessed uranium and of depleted uranium. Final report.
  26. Status of the intense pulsed neutron source.
  27. Preliminary investigations for technology assessment of sup 9 sup 9 Mo production from LEU targets.
  28. Benefits/impacts of utilizing depleted uranium silicate glass as backfill for spent fuel waste packages.
  29. DUSCOBS - a depleted-uranium silicate backfill for transport, storage, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
  30. NWIS signatures for confirmatory measurements with B33 trainers.
  31. Calculated NWIS signatures for enriched uranium metal. Nuclear Weapons Identification Systems.
  32. Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Management Program. The technology assessment report for the long-term management of depleted uranium hexafluoride. Volume 2.
  33. Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Management Program. The technology assessment report for the long-term management of depleted uranium hexafluoride. Volume 1.
  34. Structural credit for depleted uranium used in transport casks.
  35. Use of reprocessed uranium and of depleted uranium.

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