if you need a reason to avoid getting into nuclear enrichment (aside from the obvious risks): involves a lot more elemental fluorine than I'm generally comfortable with

forever glad that nuclear chemistry is Somebody Else's Job. this is like a who's-who of shit I don't need in my life

somehow the uranium manages to not be the part of that reaction scheme I am most afraid of

I mean once it's been enriched (just separated by isotope), sure the Uranium is the most dangerous part -- but when you'd be doing that reaction it's mostly U-238, I'd be much more afraid of the fluorine or ClF3 parts

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whoever came up with that reaction scheme is Dangerous and Not To Be Fucked With

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