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11 December 2008

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How is Uranium used?

  • Uranium is a white and black metallic chemical that is 70% more dense then lead and is slightly less dense then gold.
  • Uranium is mainly needed for nuclear weapons and nuclear power stations.
  • About half of the uranium that is mined today is used to produce nuclear weapons.
  • Most nuclear weapons countries use uranium in nuclear weapons before they use it for nuclear power stations.
  • There are 1100 nuclear reactors operating throughout the world, and only 430 are used to generate electricity.
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December 11, 2008