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fissionable

[′fish·nə·bəl]
(nucleonics)
A property of material whose nuclei are capable of undergoing fission. Also known as fissile.
A material capable of fission.
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Her grandfather, Frank McLemore, worked at Oak Ridge during the war as a courier, driving fissionable uranium and other classified materials around the United States in an unmarked white truck.
Bhala points out that paragraph (b) is invoked only in relation to a trade measure that (i) concerns fissionable material, (ii) relates to traffic in arms and ammunition, or traffic in goods to be supplied to the military, or (iii) is taken in time of war or another emergency in international relations.
The stated reason for the policy was the widely held belief that Uranium-235 (the only naturally occurring fissionable isotope of uranium) would soon be in short supply, perhaps as early as the 1990s.
"Breeder reactors," which produce new fissionable material faster than they consume the material they're fed, have long been proposed as a source of abundant fuel, but the processes required to produce fuel for and run them are extremely dirty, dangerous, and expensive.
At various stages of the 1939-45 process, the industrial task of producing such fissionable materials seemed so huge that some British strategists actually suggested leaking rumors that Britain was entering this race, in order to trick Nazi Germany into wasting its resources on similar projects.
shall not possess sensitive nuclear facilities within its territory or otherwise engage in activities within its territory for, or relating to, the enrichment or reprocessing of material, or for the alternation in form or content (except by irradiation or further irradiation or, if agreed by the Parties, post-irradiation examination) of plutonium, uranium 233, high enriched uranium, or irradiated source or special fissionable material.
Scientists disagree over how fissionable materials correlate with mortality data.
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Gore's other argument against nuclear power--the risk of nuclear weapons proliferation--acknowledges that reactor-grade fissionable material cannot be used to make bombs; it must be further enriched.
Chaitin's The Enemy Within: Culture Wars and Political Identity in Novels of the French Third Republic takes an unusual tack in handling that fissionable political and cultural material of the iconic last decade of the nineteenth century, culminating in the Dreyfus Affair, by examining specific works of four prominent novelist/activists, Paul Bourget, Maurice Barres, Anatole France and Emile Zola.
Japan can reduce such anxieties by consuming the fissionable substance as MOX fuel.
Furthermore, accounting for and controlling all the world's fissionable material is a near impossibility due to the lack of accurate knowledge of its whereabouts.