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Jan5-12, 04:20 AM
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Quote Quote by CharlesP View Post
How about all the other radioactive isotopes in a fuel rod. Doees each get a bunch of steps too? Which is first?
If uranium is not dangerous how come there is all this fuss about Uranium mine tailings?
Uranium mine tailings contain not so much uranium but its decay products - which are about 8 times more radioactive than uranium per se, and have varying chemical and biological properties - some are gaseous (radon), some are absorbed into the bones when ingested (radium).