Re: Depleted Uranium dangers

Posted by Ben on Dec 29, 2001 at 19:55 (

Re: Depleted Uranium dangers (Richard Stover)

Uranium 235 is the highly radioactive isotope. Uranium 238 it hardly more radioactive than dirt.

In order to make a nuclear bomb, a long drawn out process of refining uranium ore to separate the Uranium 238 from the much smaller amount of 235 is followed. 235 is the fissionable material used as a bomb core. 238 is the mostly innert (but quite heavy) useless byproduct of the process.

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