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Uranium, the Clintons, and secret dealing

Refined uranium

Let’s talk about uranium. Uranium (symbol U) is a chemical element with unique nuclear properties. Different forms of an element are called isotopes, because they take the same place among the elements. Isotopes that can sustain a fission chain reaction (splitting of atomic nuclei) are called nuclear fuels and are described as fissile. The most common isotopes in natural uranium are U-238 and U-235. U-235 is the only naturally occurring fissile isotope which makes it extremely valuable for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons.