a. -> the products are stable atoms with a much lower atomic number. For example, Uranium 238 commonly breaks down into strontium and xenon, both of which are stable and non-radioactive. They are also low in quantity because of the precision involved in breaking down a large atom via neutron capture means that few fission reactions take place. Hope I helped :) Source: I studied nuclear physics in year 11
The waste products of a nuclear fission powerplant can best be described as a. Small in quantity and not very dangerous. b. Large in quantity and not very dangerous. c. Large in quantity and very dangerously radioactive. Eliminate d. Small in quantity and very dangerously radioactive.