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uranium

yuh ray nee uhm

  • n  a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons

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  • Uranium, the most sought-after of all minerals, is being feverishly hunted by most big and little nations.
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  • President Bush in Montreal Gazette
    I view this report as a warning signal,Bush said. "And the reason why it's a warning signal is that they could restart it. And the thing that would make a restarted program effective and dangerous is the ability to enrich uranium, the...
  • Condoleezza Rice in USA Today
    Rice said, "We have long been concerned about highly enriched uranium as an alternative (nuclear weapons) route in North Korea."

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