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Nuclear Power

The reactor uses Uranium rods as fuel,
The heat is generated by nuclear fission: neutrons smash into the nucleus of the uranium
atoms, which split roughly in half and release energy in the form of heat. Nuclear fission is
a nuclear reaction in which the nucleus of an…

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disaster in history and the only level 7 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a
severe release of radioactivity following a massive power excursion that destroyed the reactor.
Clouds of radioactive particles were released, and the severely damaged containment vessel started
leaking radioactive matter. Most deaths…


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