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Definition of Uranium


  1. An element of the chromium group, found in certain rare minerals, as pitchblende, uranite, etc., and reduced as a heavy, hard, nickel-white metal which is quite permanent. Its yellow oxide is used to impart to glass a delicate greenish-yellow tint which is accompanied by a strong fluorescence, and its black oxide is used as a pigment in porcelain painting. Symbol U. Atomic weight 239.

Uranium Quotations

The nuclear approach I'm involved in is called a traveling-wave reactor, which uses waste uranium for fuel. There's a lot of things that have to go right for that dream to come true - many decades of building demo plants, proving the economics are right. But if it does, you could have cheaper energy with no CO2 emissions.
Bill Gates

With a fourth generation of nuclear power, you can have a technology that will burn more than 99 percent of the energy in the fuel. It would mean that you don't need to mine uranium for the next thousand years.
James Hansen

One pound of uranium is worth about 3 million pounds worth of coal or oil.
James Lovelock

Nuclear power is here to stay, and we need to support a strong domestic uranium industry.
Michael Burgess

Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can't do this and we can't do that. We need concise, clear answers.
Jan Brewer
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Uranium Translations

uranium in Afrikaans is uraan
uranium in Dutch is uranium
uranium in French is uranium
uranium in German is Uran
uranium in Italian is uranio
uranium in Spanish is uranio

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