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The difference between nuclear waste and nuclear weapons?

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03/02/2014

Nuclear waste is any unwanted material that is radioactive. That includes everything from used fuel rods in a reactor, to protective clothing that has contamination of a radioactive nature. Nuclear weapons are typically a fusion or fission device used to attack someone/ something/ some place.