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Hello, My question is regarding these statements: "Different radio active elements decay at different rates. For example, it takes 4.5 billion years for the particles of radioactive uranium in a material to be tramsformed into the element lead." The question is, why, when radioactive lead is used in a neclear power plant, is lead not a by-product? Also, as an extention to the previous question, why is it that when uranium deposits are found on Earth, there are no lead depostits found near by? If you could please answer these two questions, I would be very grateful. This issue has been a major topic with my family, and we would love to have the answer. Thank-you so very much, S. Shwetz
Re: Why, when uranium is used in nuclear power plants is lead not a by-product?
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