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A uranium mineral with a high uranium oxide content. Frequently found in pegmatite dykes.
A mildly radioactive, silvery-white, metallic element with two isotopes which are fissile (U-235 and U-233) and two which are fertile (U-238 and U-234). Uranium is the basic fuel of nuclear energy. ...
The mixture of uranium oxides produced after milling uranium ore from a mine. Sometimes loosely called yellowcake. It is khaki in color and is usually represented by the empirical formula U3O8. ...
High-level waste (HLW) is highly radioactive material arising from nuclear fission. It can be what is left over from reprocessing used fuel, though some countries regard used fuel itself as HLW. ...