Can any radioactive element be used for energy?



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    Yes, nuclear fission results in a hugely exothermic reaction that provides the energy in atom bombs. The results of fission are elements that are radioactive, and contribute to nuclear waste. It is possible to reprocess this nuclear waste for energy, but the US government has decided to bury this waste where it cannot be accessed instead. There are several reasons for this. One is that reprocessing would make it much easier for the waste to be stolen, and might drive nuclear proliferation. Nuclear reprocessing is also very dangerous, because of the risk of exposure, as well as expensive, as is th case with nuclear power in general.

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