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Nuclear fission was a great boon for radiochemists, even though a lot of it was done in war-time secrecy.
Sustainable energy sources are needed urgently in Wales, not expensive, environmentally hazardous and speculative nuclear fission power.
NASA engineers are exploring the possibility of a nuclear fission power plant to provide electricity for a lunar or Martian outpost.
One pamphlet covers its Euro 287 million budgets for nuclear fission and radiation protection research; the other the Euro 1.
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Health officials did not test for Strontium 90 (Sr-90), a radioactive carcinogenic byproduct of nuclear fission.
Yet in the end, it doesn't matter whether he stands on the sideline like chiseled marble or nuclear fission.
131]I), an isotope present in nuclear fission products.
They, too, had lives to live--lives perhaps so vibrant that nothing short of nuclear fission would extinguish them.
The accident and the subsequent nuclear fission chain reaction occurred when workers poured an excessive amount of uranium solution into a processing tank using buckets, bypassing several required steps, prosecutors say.
Nuclear fission and understanding of the nuclear forces were not created by the military, even if their most dramatic initial technical achievements were.

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