Yellowcake is the concentrated powder that is the precursor state before uranium is fabricated for fuel or enriched to be used in a weapon. Photo: Handout

Japanese teen who traded uranium online and even processed it into yellowcake was just a ‘chemistry geek’, analyst says

  • A vast amount of uranium ore is required to make even a tiny amount of fissile material, while the radioactivity in yellowcake uranium is still extremely low
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Yellowcake is the concentrated powder that is the precursor state before uranium is fabricated for fuel or enriched to be used in a weapon. Photo: Handout
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.