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An introduction to nuclear fission, its controlled release in power stations, problems of nuclear waste, and nuclear accidents. A linked web page discusses nuclear weapons, their effect, their ban, and "dirty bombs". This material supplements a previous section on fission in the Sun and the curve of binding energy in "From Stargazers to Starships". A French translation also exists.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

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    Informal Education,reaction,Nuclear Physics,Chemistry,NSDL,High School,Modern Physics,nuclear,energy,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physics,critical mass,Higher Education,Three Mile Island,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,fisson,History/Policy/Law,Chernobyl,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061836126T,reactor

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    English

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