Serbian experts asked state to investigate consequences of NATO’s depleted uranium bombs

NATO attack on Radio Television of Serbia

About 100 experts have asked the state to form an independent team that would investigate all the harmful consequences from NATO’s bombing of Serbia.

Some do not hear them, some do not remember them, but others are convinced that even 18 years later, these consequences exist and will be a threat to us forever.

So far, there has been no reaction from the Ministry of Labor, to which the initiative has been addressed.
The experts who come from various fields want the authorities to determine the effects of NATO’s bombing on the environment and the health of citizens, in order to ensure food and drinking water safety.

“None of us claim that the consequences will be catastrophic, or that we are right,” says Danica Grujicic, a neurosurgeon who supported the initiative.

“Perhaps others are right when they say it’s great that three tons of mercury leaked into the Danube, that depleted uranium is phenomenal, perhaps they should bomb us again – I don’t know the results, but only experts can come up with the right results, while politicians owe it to the people to provide that answer,” she said.

NATO revealed that they dropped over 30,000 missiles with depleted uranium on Serbia in 1999, while the Yugoslav Army (VS) counted as many as 50,000.

If presence of uranium is found in soil, food, water, and even in people, the danger will effectively last forever, considering that the element’s half-life is 4.5 billion years.

“People who breathe in uranium dust (particles) face problems because some of it leaves the body while the rest remains, creating disruption at the cell level, which can lead to malignant diseases,” says Mirjana Andjelkovic-Lukic, whose husband – an explosives expert, like herself – died of cancer.

The signatories of the initiative claim that the data on the consequences of the use of this kind of weapon already exists, as it has been measured and recorded by various experts over the years. Their request will soon be sent to other ministries, the prime minister, and the president.



  1. These “experts” have not apparently read any of the three extensive reports by UN Environment Programme international field teams about the firing of 30mm DU penetrators by A-10 aircraft in the Balkans. There is no such thing as a DU bomb. Depleted uranium is not used in bombs. DU has nothing to do with mercury. Mercury releases are generally the result of badly controlled mining and metallic mineral refining wastes.

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reports are available here:

    Depleted Uranium in Serbia and Montenegro
    UNEP Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment
    in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    UNEP Final Report: Depleted Uranium in Kosovo – Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment, 2001.

    Depleted Uranium in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment, March 2003.

  2. “NATO revealed that they dropped over 30,000 missiles with depleted uranium on Serbia in 1999, while the Yugoslav Army (VS) counted as many as 50,000.”

    NATO being dishonest – well that’s no surprise. It is an evil tool of evil people. Too bad Russia didn’t help Serbia against it.

  3. jj – you are the one being dishonest. I presume that you have not bothered to read any of the UNEP reports and that you do not actually know that depleted uranium is naturally occurring Uranium-238 in highly concentrated metallic form alloyed with titanium. When you know how much U-238 that an average human being takes in anywhere in the world on any day, then you can start commenting further.