But if its depleted, isn't it relatively safe?
@ThePandaPool , depleted uranium is still radio active. But not enough to continue nuclear fission. Its still very deadly to be around but somewhat safe if mixed with other metals. The us army used them in tank rounds as a substitute for tungsten during the gulf war. But soldiers who were hit with shrapnel from rounds developed cancer later on.
@I grade all memes, but all the rounds were only a mix? That's why I was thinking it was relatively safe. I thought the rounds were pure depleated uranium.
@I grade all memes, our gamma ray sources for industrial radiography are encased in depleted uranium as shielding
@ThePandaPool , yeah but it's still pretty bad to be riding around in a big steel box with a bunch of it. And it still really fvcks you up if you get hit by one
@Not him again, yea. That's why I was saying relatively. So he would be absolutely fine in this situation?
@I grade all memes, it’s actually less radioactive then natural Uranium and vary safe in when in a stable form like a unfired tank round.
@3d2y, the use of it for munitions is somewhat unethical as it causes more serious problems 10+ years later.
He was “blessed”