atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#1509: Saddam Hussein had yellowcake.

We removed 550 metric tons of it from Iraq in 2008. Odd, I do not seem to recall hearing about this.

Yellowcake, by itself, isn't really dangerous. It's not enriched; it's just processed uranium ore and it's primarily uranium oxides. But it is the first step towards taking uranium ore and making enriched uranium.

You don't have 550 tons of the stuff on hand unless you're intending to do some nuclear stuff.

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