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  • highly enriche
  • There are about 2,000 tonnes (t, Mg) of highly enriched uranium in the world, produced mostly for nuclear power , nuclear weapons, naval propulsion , and smaller quantities for research reactors . (wikipedia.org)
  • I wouldn't consider myself an expert on DU - but I have an advanced Physics degree and have worked with highly enriched uranium and plutonium at a US DOE national lab. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • The author states that the summit was a significant event, in which the 58 leaders worldwide appreciated the complete removal of highly enriched uranium stocks in. (ebscohost.com)
  • oxide
  • The product of uranium mining is normally uranium oxide concentrate - U 3 O 8 - which is shipped from the mines in 200-litre drums. (world-nuclear.org)
  • Consider the number of alpha particles emitted by a single spherical pellet of Uranium Oxide (UO2) 0.0001 inch or 2.5 microns in diameter (equivalent to 1/40th the width of a human hair) and the dose rate it produces ( http://www.ccnr.org/du_hague.html Bertell, 1999). (rense.com)
  • Uranium Oxide is created when the DU penetrator burns into ceramic aerosol particles. (rense.com)
  • The 2.5 micron Depleted Uranium Oxide pellet contains 210 billion atoms (2.1 x 10 to the power of 11) of U238. (rense.com)
  • This is accomplished by a combination of chemical processes with the end product being concentrated uranium oxide, which is known as " yellowcake ", contains roughly 60% uranium whereas the ore typically contains less than 1% uranium and as little as 0.1% uranium (Henderson 2000). (wikipedia.org)
  • Uranium Oxide is a highly insoluble thermally stable Uranium source suitable for glass, optic and ceramic applications. (americanelements.com)
  • Uranium Oxide is also available in pellets , pieces , sputtering targets , tablets , and nanopowder (from American Elements' nanoscale production facilities). (americanelements.com)
  • Uranium Oxide is generally immediately available in most volumes. (americanelements.com)
  • Latest research shows that the Shewanella oneidensis bacterium not only chemically modifies free uranium, but it then also aggregates uraninite (UO2), an oxide, into nanospheres that effectively neutralize this heavy metal. (medgadget.com)
  • Thus, it appears that a new, higher performance class of semiconductors are possible: uranium oxide-based semiconductors. (anl.gov)
  • munitions
  • The aerosol or spallation frangible powder produced by impact and combustion of depleted uranium munitions can potentially contaminate wide areas around the impact sites, leading to possible inhalation by human beings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depleted uranium is used as a counterbalance on helicopter rotors and airplane control surfaces, as a shield to protect against ionizing radiation, as a component to munitions to help them penetrate enemy armored vehicles, and as armor in some parts of military vehicles. (cdc.gov)
  • Using tanks and planes, the US and British military have fired hundreds of tons of radioactive depleted uranium munitions (DU) while fighting the first Gulf War, the Balkans War, and the more recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (truth-out.org)
  • Of those four countries, only Pakistan is said to possess depleted uranium munitions, but their military forces have not been notorious for using them. (truth-out.org)
  • During the Gulf War, munitions and armor made with depleted uranium were used for the first time in a military action. (nodo50.org)
  • Having been informed of the massive, indiscriminate and premeditated use of Depleted Uranium (D.U.) munitions in the 1991 war against Iraq, resulting in grave consequences to the health and environment, and its use once again against Yugoslavia in 1999. (nodo50.org)
  • The depleted uranium used in armor-piercing munitions and in enhanced armor protection for some Abrams tanks is also used in civilian industry, primarily for radiation shielding and aircraft balance control. (health.mil)
  • armor
  • The military uses depleted uranium for defensive armor plate and its pyrophoricity has made it a valued component in other military applications, particularly in the form of armor-piercing projectiles. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • depleted uranium am
  • However, while clearing the decades-old Hawaii Stryker firing range, workers have found depleted uranium ammunition from the 1960s. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • THE United Nations team monitoring radiation in Kosovo gave warning yesterday that material from depleted uranium ammunition had affected the groundwater, raising fears of similar contamination in Britain. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • insoluble
  • Uranium also does not usually form very insoluble mineral species, which is a further factor in the wide variety of geological conditions and places in which uranium mineralization may accumulate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Athabasca Basin
  • The primary target of the permits is western Athabasca Basin style uranium deposits similar to the recent discoveries of Fission Uranium Corp. and Alpha Minerals Inc. at Paterson Lake South approximately 50 miles northeast. (yahoo.com)
  • soil
  • Soil and groundwater contamination with uranium and radioactively contaminated waste pose serious environmental problems for human and animal consumption. (technologypublisher.com)
  • Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive material that is present to some degree in almost everything in our environment, including soil, rocks, water, and air. (cdc.gov)
  • Uranium deposited on land can mix into soil, wash into surface water, or stick to plant roots. (cdc.gov)
  • Since uranium is found everywhere in small amounts, you always take it into your body from the air, water, food, and soil. (cdc.gov)
  • The amount of uranium in these foods is directly related to the amount of uranium in the soil in which they are grown. (cdc.gov)
  • Uranium occurs naturally in soil, rock and water and is commercially extracted from uranium-bearing minerals. (americanelements.com)
  • world's
  • While attempting to act as the planet's nuclear watchdogs, the United States and Great Britain have become two of the world's largest, cancer-causing radiated dust and rusty depleted uranium projectile polluters. (truth-out.org)
  • Husab is forecast to become the world's second biggest uranium mine. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • At present, 95 percent of the world's stocks of depleted uranium remain in secure storage. (wikipedia.org)
  • minerals
  • A range of other uranium minerals can be found in various deposits. (wikipedia.org)
  • The davidite - brannerite - absite type uranium titanates, and the euxenite - fergusonite - samarskite group are other uranium minerals. (wikipedia.org)
  • A large variety of secondary uranium minerals are known, many of which are brilliantly coloured and fluorescent. (wikipedia.org)
  • China is about to push the button on a £650m bid for London uranium miner Kalahari Minerals as the country gathers up uranium assets to boost atomic generation. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • yellowcake
  • Milled uranium ore-U 3 O 8 or " yellowcake "-is dissolved in nitric acid , yielding a solution of uranyl nitrate UO 2 (NO 3 ) 2 . (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists say they have created five grams of yellowcake - a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production - using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. (reuters.com)
  • atomic
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assigns uranium deposits to 15 main categories of deposit types, according to their geological setting and genesis of mineralization, arranged according to their approximate economic significance. (wikipedia.org)
  • SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- President Jose Sarney has affirmed that Brazil has crossed the nuclear threshhold to join the restricted club of nations capable of enriching uranium, but he promises it will not build atomic weapons. (washingtonpost.com)
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency attempts to monitor and control enriched uranium supplies and processes in its efforts to ensure nuclear power generation safety and curb nuclear weapons proliferation . (wikipedia.org)
  • Uranium is a chemical element located in period 7/f-block with symbol U and atomic number 92 and atomic mass of 238(3). (smore.com)
  • India has received the first part of a promised supply of 60 metric tonnes of enriched uranium fuel from Russian for two units of the Tarapur Atomic Power plants, top sources at the Department of Atomic Energy said. (rediff.com)
  • Uranium (atomic symbol: U, atomic number: 92) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element. (americanelements.com)
  • Reports that one of the two British Atomic Energy Authority reprocessing plants in Scotland remained out of action while scientists hunted for 10.1 kilograms of missing enriched uranium. (ebscohost.com)
  • The international ties were strengthened in February 1959 when Soviet atomic energy specialists visited French scientific institutions-atomic power stations, a uranium mine and factories for processing uranium ore. (ebscohost.com)
  • soluble
  • Uranium is a highly soluble, as well as a radioactive, heavy metal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uranium compounds that dissolve in water enter the bloodstream more easily than uranium compounds poorly soluble in water. (bouldercounty.org)
  • In the picture, one can see how soluble uranium has been converted to solid uraninite (UO2), strung into tiny pearls along branching 'extracellular polymeric substance,' or slime secreted by Shewanella bacteria. (medgadget.com)
  • miner
  • The uranium miner said that the contract was significant in the context of development of Kazakhstan-Brazilian cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the search for new markets for its products. (miningweekly.com)
  • 1991
  • The Department of Defese (DoD) began testing depeted uranium (DU) about 40 years ago, and first used it in a military operation in 1991. (health.mil)
  • Pentagon
  • 7) Pentagon officials estimate that 1,100*-2,200 tons of depleted uranium were dropped by U.S.-led coalition forces during their attack on Iraq in March and April 2003. (rense.com)
  • The New York Times reported yesterday that an American Department of Transportation warning on the use of depleted uranium appeared to conflict with Pentagon research that concluded there was little risk. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • nuclear power
  • Depleted uranium was first stored in stockpiles in the 1940s when the U.S. and USSR began their nuclear weapons and nuclear power programs. (bibliotecapleyades.net)
  • What's more, uranium is one of the elements we know the least about and while it is associated with nuclear weapons and nuclear power, the new discovery suggests other uses may be on the horizon. (pddnet.com)
  • The first consignment of 20-25 metric tonnes of uranium, which has arrived from Russia at the Nuclear Fuel Complex of DAE, will be delivered to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited at an appropriate time, a DAE official said. (rediff.com)
  • compounds
  • Kidney damage has been seen in humans and animals after inhaling or ingesting uranium compounds. (bouldercounty.org)
  • No health effects, other than kidney damage, have been consistently found in humans after inhaling or ingesting uranium compounds or in soldiers with uranium metal fragments in their bodies. (bouldercounty.org)
  • tons
  • The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran's English language Press TV reported Friday. (spokesman.com)
  • Centre
  • The UN Mine Action Co-ordination Centre, which co-ordinates mine clearance in Kosovo, said it was banned from entering sites attacked with depleted uranium because of the risk. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Reports that a further 48 kilograms of uranium is missing from the Nuclear Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. (ebscohost.com)