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    Uranium 235

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    Uranium was first discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth. It was formed in supernovas about 6.6 billion years ago. Uranium is one of the heavier elements on the periodic table, being 18.7 times as dense as water. It is element number 92 and this specific isotope has 235 nucleons. This indicates to us that Uranium 235 has 92 protons, 92 electrons, and 143 neutrons. Uranium’s slow radioactive decay is the main source of heat inside the earth, causing convection and continental drift. Uranium 235 is the only naturally occurring fissionable fuel (can sustain a chain reaction) in the world. U-235 is special because it can readily split, which would create a lot of energy. It is called ‘fissile’. When the nucleus of U-235 atoms captures a neutron, it splits in two. This causes a release in energy in the form of heat, as well as 2 to 3 neutrons being thrown off. Nuclear factories use Uranium 235 as their main source of fuel. The heat given off by the fuel is used to…

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    Uranium Research Papers

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    Uranium is the element that I chose to write about. Uranium is a element that is a naturally radioactive element that comes in a silverish metal when it’s pure. Uranium quickly oxidizes in air and it can be used to color glass that glows greenish - yellow under a blacklight. Uranium is one of the key ingredients in atomic bombs. Only 1.38% of the uranium in the bomb “Little Boy” detonated over Hiroshima underwent fission and there was 140 pounds of Uranium in total. Uranium is an element that…

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    Uranium Mining In Canada

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    Canada used to be the world’s leader in the mining of uranium. They supplied the uranium to many countries, especially the United States during World War Two. The United States were creating nuclear and atomic bombs and weapons, more specifically the Manhattan Project. Canada supplied the United States military with the uranium necessary for the weapons construction. Canada refined and processed the uranium for the use of it in United States military in 1942. Uranium is a key ingredient in…

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    come. While thorium has a complicated history, the element remains very important to humanity for many reasons. Discovered about the same time as uranium in the 19th century, thorium has been well known to the scientific community for many years (World Nuclear Association). In fact, famous scientists like Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford worked with the element in several experiments when nuclear decay was first being discovered. Since that time, however, thorium has largely been thrown by…

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    Uranium 235 Nuclear Power

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    Nuclear power is created through the process of nuclear fission, this involves splitting a large nucleus into two smaller nuclei with the release of kinetic energy and gamma radiation. The atoms that are usually used in the process of nuclear power are uranium 235 or plutonium 239. When a neutron with energy hits uranium 235, it becomes unstable and splits into two smaller nuclei such as barium and krypton whilst also releasing kinetic energy in the form of heat and also two or three neutrons…

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    In the last 60 years, Uranium mining has become the basis of one of the worlds most popular sources of energy. While Uranium is almost always used for nuclear energy, it is also used in medical isotopes. To obtain Uranium for nuclear power, it is generally mined in large open pit and underground mines. Like most other mines, mining Uranium destroys the ecosystem and landscape, produces lots of noise pollution, demolishes habitats and are very dangerous. More specifically, Uranium mines have an…

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    Uranium is a chemical element that is naturally radioactive. Its symbol is U. Uranium is a radioactive silvery-white metallic element of the actinide series. Uranium has 235 isotopes. Most nuclear power plants use uranium as fuel because its atoms are easily split part. Uranium generates the heat in nuclear power reactors, and produces the fissile material for nuclear weapons. Deposits of uranium are found in China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Namibia, Greenland, South Africa, United…

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    Uranium Paetyn Blockhus Why do you think people thought when they first discovered uranium? The warfare has changed when uranium was introduced. The discovery of radioactivity and other things in uranium has been discovered over the years. The size and weight of uranium is one of its many characteristics. The world had changed when they started using and mining uranium. The fun facts of uranium are truly surprising. Uranium is an…

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    Neo-Uranium: A Short Story

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    It’s funny how some things can be so full of life one day, then become bleak and lifeless the next. This is what had become of New York City. What once was a global powerhouse, with over fifteen million citizens, had turned into a desolate expanse that hardly any human dared to enter. It was almost two years ago that the ITE Nuclear Power Plant mysteriously melted to the ground, which had injured thousands and caused the entire city to evacuate. There were hundreds of New York citizens…

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    Uranium Mining History

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    The Merriam Webster dictionary defines exploitation as the intentional action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. When looking back at the history of the United States of America, a person will notice a repeated trend of the U.S government exploiting Indigenous peoples to benefit their interest no matter how morally wrong it may be. A modern example of Indigenous tribes being exploited by the U.S government can be seen in the case of uranium mining on Navajo…

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