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Depleted uranium

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  1. (DU) is uranium primarily composed of the isotope uranium-238 (U-238)

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 18, 2008
  2. Natural uranium is about 99.27 percent U-238, 0.72 percent U-235, and 0.0055 percent U-234

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  3. Because U-235 is used for fission in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, natural uranium is enriched in U-235 by separating the isotopes by mass

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  4. The byproduct of enrichment, called depleted uranium or DU, contains less than one third as much U-235 and U-234 as natural uranium

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  5. Because U-234 accounts for about half the radioactivity of natural uranium, the external radiation dose from DU is about 60 percent of that from the same mass of natural uranium

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