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a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element

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The report offers a 5-year outlook on the reviewed market, including uranium and thorium market volume predictions and prices trends.
In the world's premier uranium region, the Athabasca Basin, Bayswater Uranium has approximately 1.
239] from the roughly 95 percent uranium and the zoo of highly radioactive waste products from the plutonium breeding process.
Within the last six months, the company has been prospecting areas in northern Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario, which has led to further exploration of potential uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin (Sask.
The beauty of the electrode system is that it allows us to extract uranium from the subsurface rather than simply immobilizing it," says team member Kelvin Gregory who presented his group's findings on Aug.
As a heavy metal, uranium can cause health problems.
Because uranium is extremely dense, depleted uranium is useful to the military both as armor and in projectiles meant to penetrate armor.
The result was a sudden flash of blinding blue light--the ominous flash of radiation that occurs when uranium begins a chain reaction.
While unexploded ordnance poses perhaps the most immediate problem, the controversial use of anti-tank ammunition made from depleted uranium may pose more serious dangers.
The Russian uranium deal was, as its advocates have noted, a classic conversion of swords into plowshares.
According to an Army report, when a DU projectile explodes, tiny particles of uranium are inhaled by anybody in the area - be they survivors of the blast, rescue workers or bystanders who happen along days or weeks later.
This database includes more than 16,000 drill logs, calculations of mineralized uranium material and mine development plans that were developed by Phillips Petroleum, Westinghouse, Kerr-McGee, Homestake Mining, Mobil Oil and United Nuclear.
GlobalData's mining industry offering, "Russia Uranium Mining Market Overview and Forecast to 2020: Trends, Major Projects and Competitive Landscape" provides a comprehensive understanding of the uranium mining industry in Russia.
Two months later, in July 2005, Mega Uranium entered into a property option agreement to acquire up to a 60 per cent interest in 19 uranium prospective properties in Mongolia held by Red Hill Energy.
Under the agreement, the latter's Lancashire, United Kingdom operations will convert about 50 million kilograms of Cameco's uranium over the next decade.