US to send depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine

The US has agreed to send depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine.

The move has been criticised by environmental groups.

Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the uranium enrichment process.

It is used in armour-piercing rounds due to its high density.

The rounds will be used by the Ukrainian military.

The US has previously sent non-depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine.

Depleted uranium can pose health and environmental risks.

The US has used depleted uranium in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The use of depleted uranium has been linked to cancer and birth defects.

The US has defended the use of depleted uranium, saying it is safe when used properly.

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