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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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Keywords: Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, critical mass, energy, fisson, nuclear, reaction, reactor
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 6, 2004 by David Stern
Record Updated: Oct 30, 2009 by Ed Lee
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November 15, 2004
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D. Stern, (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snuclear.htm).
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Stern, D. (2004, November 15). Nuclear Power. Retrieved September 22, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snuclear.htm
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Stern, David. Nuclear Power. November 15, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snuclear.htm (accessed 22 September 2014).
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Stern, David. Nuclear Power. 2004. 15 Nov. 2004. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Snuclear.htm>.
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