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Nuclear fuel containers at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Works, Russia. These are the containers into which nuclear fuel rods will be loaded for delivery to nuclear power stations. The fuel rods contain uranium or plutonium. In the power station a controlled nuclear chain reaction of the nuclear fuel drives the generation of electricity. Novosibirsk is in southern Siberia, near Russia's border with Central Asia. Photographed in 2006.
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