Nato faces poi­son claim

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

NATO could po­ten­tially face a law­suit su­ing it for the dam­age to hu­man health and well-be­ing caused by the use of de­pleted ura­nium mu­ni­tions dur­ing the 1999 bomb­ing of Yu­goslavia.

The Ser­bian lawyer head­ing the team al­leges that Nato forces used 10 to 15 tons of de­pleted ura­nium, which led to a “ma­jor en­vi­ron­men­tal disas­ter” that dam­aged the health of tens of thou­sands of peo­ple. The law­suit will ask the 19 coun­tries who were mem­bers of Nato at the time of the bomb­ing to pay com­pen­sa­tion for the “fi­nan­cial and non-fi­nan­cial dam­ages”, and also pro­vide funds for can­cer treat­ment.

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