FOUR chunks of radioactive uranium from the Korean Airlines plane which crashed in Essex five weeks ago have not been found, the Government disclosed last night.

Only 16 of the 20 depleted uranium weights, used as ballast in the plain's tail section, have been recovered.

Depleted uranium has also been used in tank-busting shells used in Kosovo and the Gulf War.

British veterans suspected of suffering from Gulf War Syndrome have demanded a probe into the material's health risks.

But junior transport minister Chris Mullin insisted yesterday none of the missing uranium was likely to have been dispersed across the crash site at Stansted airport.

A BRITISH Lanc-aster plane which crashed in the Andes in 1947 has been found by Argentine mountaineers along with three bodies preserved by ice.  

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