"It also has the interesting property that when compressed it sheds white-hot flakes, which makes it very handy for shooting up vehicles since it will detonate their on-board fuel and ammunition stores."
In the spirit of continuing my tongue-in-cheekiness regarding DU, what a neat property for a hunting load. I can see it now, a cloud of flaming feathers as some hapless goose spirals down into the trees, setting off the Mother of All Forest Fires.
On a more serious note, thereby spreading very fine particles of low grade radioactive material, some of whose isotopes have a half life measured in the 10's of millions of years all over the countryside for generations of civilians to breathe, ingest, and otherwise introduce into their bodies, with unknown, but potentially severe, consequences. But what the heck, as long as it's not in our back yard, eh?
Edited: elements changed to isotopes.