Monday, September 18, 2006

how green are your weapons?
British arms manufacturer BAE Systems is planning a new range of environmentally friendly weapons, including lead-free bullets. 'Lead can harm the environment and pose a risk to people', they say without a trace of irony. The company also aims to make quieter warheads to cut noise pollution, eco-friendly rockets, bio-degradable explosives, and grenades that produce less harmful smoke. BAE director Dr Debbie Allen said: 'Weapons are going to be used, and when they are we try to make them as safe to the user as possible to limit the collateral damage. We also try to impact as little as possible on the environment.'