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Campaign Profile: Campaign Against Depleted Uranium

The Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (CADU) was launched in 1999 to focus specifically on trying to achieve a global ban on the manufacture, testing, and use of depleted uranium weapons.

They fight for recognition by the Ministry of Defence that these weapons are connected with serious illnesses, and aim to put pressure on governments to take responsibility for environmental decontamination in areas where DU has been used. They also have a strong interest in identifying the extent of civilian use of DU and achieving as much limitation of this as possible.

You can help by signing the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapon’s (ICBUW) online petition (see the website): it currently has well in excess of 200,000 signatures worldwide — make yours count too. The ICBUW has an international day of action in early November each year.

You can affiliate your group to CADU, or create a new group. You can also help by donating money or time to the campaign.

CADU, Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 7HR; 0161 273 8293 / 8283; 0161 273 8293; www.cadu.org.uk