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Discovery of Uranium
Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, who isolated an oxide of uranium while analyzing pitchblende samples from the Joachimsal silver mines in the former Kingdom of Bohemia located in the present day Czech Republic.
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radiation
radiation absorbed dose (rad)
radioactive decay
radioactive decay products
radioactivity
radionuclide
RCRA
recharge
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Region of influence (ROI)
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Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended
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