Kazakhstan produces 35% of the world's supply of uranium and is home to 15% of the Earth's total uranium resources. Interestingly, Kazakhstan did not have any nuclear plants of its own as of 2012, although it was in the process of developing a nuclear program. The country did have a reactor from the 1970s through the 1990s, however.
More about uranium:
- Uranium's melting point is 2,069.6° Fahrenheit (1,132° Celsius).
- Uranium glass, also known as Vaseline® glass in the US, is glass that had uranium added during processing. The metal provides an unusual yellow or greenish tint to the glass.
- Martin Klaproth discovered Uranium in 1879. The mineral received its name from the planet Uranus, which had been recently discovered at the time.
More Info: www.world-nuclear.org
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