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Uranium dioxide production. Production of uranium dioxide powder by pyrohydrolysis at a chemicals factory. Uranium dioxide is a radioactive material used as nuclear reactor fuel. Pellets of the fuel are loaded into reactor fuel pins and used to initiate and maintain a controlled nuclear fission reaction. Photographed at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant, Russia.
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