Radioactive Uranium can be found in nature which can cause health problems for humans.It can enter the body through inhalation, ingestion and sometimes through open wounds.Researchers are trying to find out whether Uranium Dioxide concretes can be used as a Cask Storage material for storing radioactive waste.
Most of the Uranium-238 ingested or inhaled usually leaves the body.
Thorium) in the object with the amount of the parent isotope (e.g. Uranium-238 is used as a “tamper” material in nuclear weapons.
Its function is to reduce the required critical mass and make the weapon work more efficiently.
It collides with a neutron and turns into Uranium 239, which undergoes decay and produces Plutonium-239.
This final radioactive isotope is highly useful in power plants. The Depleted Uranium (DU) is very heavy having a high density level.