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plu·to·ni·um (pl -t n - m). n. Symbol Pu.

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Radioactive Properties of Key Plutonium Isotopes. Radiation very small fraction (about 0.002%) of the plutonium-241 decays are by alpha-particle emission.
August 18, 2004. Page 1 of 2. RADIOISOTOPE BRIEF.
What is Plutonium? - Fact Sheet
A fact sheet about plutonium from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
David Wang STS.092 Plutonium vs. Uranium: The Road Less

Suggested News Resources

APNewsBreak: Diplomats say Syria stonewalling IAEA
Flow of information: EPA checks river, wells
(NUMEC) had a plutonium-processing plant and nuclear waste dump. "This will give us some peace of mind that it is not contaminated," said Anita Navarro, 48, of Gilpin, whose well was tested. "But if it is contaminated, then there will be a concern.
$12B may not be enough to finish Hanford vit plant
However, a "refined approach to treating the small fraction" of the most difficult waste, which includes plutonium, could help curb cost growth, the document indicated.
B - Reactor one step closer to being tourist attraction
The facility was responsible for converting uranium to plutonium to produce atomic bombs during World War II.
A?game of speed-dating with the artists
Paul Van Dyck gives a performance of his one-man play Paradise Lost at the Plutonium Playhouse yesterday. The media launch yesterday for the Atlantic Fringe Festival was done in a very Fringe-y way.

Suggested Web Resources

Plutonium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plutonium is a transuranic radioactive chemical element with the chemical symbol Pu and atomic number 94.
Plutonium. Info paper on Pu, Over one third of the energy produced in most nuclear power plants comes from plutonium.
Plutonium | Radiation Protection | US EPA
This fact sheet provides basic information about plutonium and its properties and uses.
Chemical - Plutonium (Pu)
Information on the chemical properties of plutonium, as well as its electron cloud diagram.
It's Elemental - The Element Plutonium
The Element Plutonium - Basic Physical and Historical Information.

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