In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The use of Australian uranium always involves the production of plutonium.
- No one is proposing to make bombs out of the small amount of plutonium produced.
- The difference is the commercial grade is different from the weapons grade plutonium.
- Some had received large doses of densely ionizing radiation while processing plutonium.
- Workers at the facility were exposed to radiation as well as the chemicals uranium, plutonium and fluorine.
- Reprocessing is only for the purpose of harvesting plutonium to make weapons.
- Experts say that breathing in even the tiniest amounts of plutonium can increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.
- A highly radioactive solution of water, plutonium and uranium is constantly leaking out.
- The only manufacturing left on the site when reprocessing goes will be the plant for making nuclear fuel from plutonium and uranium oxides.
- No one is going to steal our plutonium - it is too well guarded, too hard to handle, too dangerous.
- Thus, even today, it has only enough plutonium for one or two crude nuclear devices.
- While plutonium can be used in nuclear weapons it also has civilian purposes, including power generation.
- The waste from a defunct reactor is full of plutonium, a highly toxic metal used as the explosive in atomic bombs.
- The amount of plutonium you need for a bomb is the size of a grapefruit and weighs about 20 pounds.
- Given enough plutonium or enriched uranium, he thought they might have been able to produce a bomb in two to three years.
- To develop a comprehensive set of nuclear weapons, enriched plutonium and uranium are needed.
- Accidents could result in explosions which could spread plutonium and other harmful radioactivity over large areas, it says.
- These were bombarded with neutrons which converted the uranium to plutonium.
- The plant reprocesses deadly plutonium to make fuel for nuclear power stations.
- Part of the research involved injecting a number of people with radioactive plutonium.
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