Tonight in my environmental studies class, a guy ( who tends to be a bit of a conspiracy theorist) said that Depleted Uranium is used in "ALL
AIRLINERS, OF ALL
THE AIRLINES" He said it is used as a ballast. I almost attacked him from my chair!
I came home tonight and looked it up. Sure enough I found information suggesting that it is indeed used in several military aircraft and even mentioned the 747. I am really having a hard time with this, it seems so stupid to me that the engineers at Boeing would rather use a radioactive material as a ballast than fuel, cargo, pax, etc
Does anyone know some TRUTH about this issue?