Uranium dioxide nuclear fuel pellets

Uranium dioxide nuclear fuel pellets


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Uranium dioxide pellets. Masked and gloved worker using forceps to handle pellets of uranium dioxide in a sealed chamber at a chemicals factory. Uranium dioxide pellets are used as nuclear reactor fuel. The pellets are loaded into reactor fuel pins and used to initiate and maintain a controlled nuclear fission reaction. Millions of these pellets are used in a typical nuclear power station. Photographed at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant, Russia.

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