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Though both enriched uranium and plutonium can be used, the most common in enriched Uranium-235. The waste that comes from the reaction is a mix of elements (uranium, plutonium, etc)

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What fuel other then uranium can be used in a nuclear reactor?

Plutonium and, if a breeder, thorium.


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