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Nov22-04, 10:23 AM
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Quote Quote by CharlesP
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?

As Astronuc points out - all the actinides can be separated from the
fission products.

The point about Uranium - is why should one demand that U-238 be be
sealed in borosilicate glass, then several layers of steel, and finally
buried in a repository - while all the time the anti-nukes are screaming
"bloody murder" - when U-238 exists in the ground naturally - and without
all the extra containment.

Dr. Gregory Greenman