Consensus on 'depleted uranium'?

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From the left (and from John Perry Barlow, recently) I keep hearing about how the U.S. and NATO use depleted uranium in their weapons, putting Iraqis (and others) at risk of radiation poisoning or genetic abnormalities.

I also seem to recall scoffing at this or “debunking” of the danger from the right, but I don’t remember the details.

Just did a Google search for depleted uranium and it looks like I have some reading to do. Most of the top links seem to warn of the danger of depleted uranium, so I may have to dig deeper for the contrary point of view.

I’d appreciate any input or insight on this if anyone has done an analysis and boiled odwn the meme/countermeme struggle around the idea of depleted uranium.