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Journalist Peter Schweitzer revealed in his book Clinton Cash that State had helped move along an infamous deal that granted the Russians control of more than 20 percent of the uranium production here in the United States.
In 2015 the Obama administration negotiated limits on uranium enrichment and, in exchange, helped lift certain sanctions placed against Iran.
But the mines are open again, this time as a source of uranium, under Soviet supervision.
According to the complaint and his online biography, Snelling obtained a doctoral degree in geology from the University of Sydney in 1982 and began his career by studying the Koongarra uranium deposit in Australia's Northern Territory.
Uranium is extracted from the earth same as fossil fuels.
Stuxnet, the worm created by the United States and Israel to disrupt Iran's nuclear enrichment capability, was an advanced military-grade weapon designed to affect centrifuges that enrich uranium.
The steady train of rubber-riding river runners spiked business in Naturita and Nucla, the West End’s struggling hamlets that once thrived on uranium mining.
The three émigré Hungarians laid out the principle of the chain reaction, and then told Einstein of the interest the Germans were already showing in the use of uranium as a weapon.
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Origin and Etymology of uranium
New Latin, from Uranus
First Known Use: circa 1797See Words from the same year
URANIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uranium for English Language Learners
: a radioactive element that is used to make nuclear energy and nuclear weapons
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Definition of uranium for Students
: a radioactive metallic chemical element used as a source of atomic energy
Medical Definition of uranium
: a silvery heavy radioactive polyvalent metallic element that is found especially in pitchblende and uraninite and exists naturally as a mixture of three isotopes of mass number 234, 235, and 238 in the proportions of 0.006 percent, 0.71 percent, and 99.28 percent respectively—symbol U; see element table
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