Investing in Neptunium

Neptunium is a radioactive metallic actinide and the first transuranic element. Neptunium-237 can be irradiated with netrons to create plutonium-238, which is the most common fuel for nuclear-powered spacecraft and modern thermonuclear weapons. Research has been conducted into separating neptunium from nuclear waste, to make it easier to dispose of the waste. There has been some attempt to classify neptunium-237 (along with americium) as a "special fissionable material", thus requiring it to be monitored by the IAEA and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Neptunium News
2001-08-09 - (doe) - Lab builds world's first neptunium sphere

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