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Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course 3-6 Fission Products and Neutrons The fission of one atom releases only a very small amount of energy. However, if other uranium atoms are located near a fissioning uranium atom, they may be struck by one or more of the neutrons released by the fission reaction. This may result in a chain reaction involving a tremendous number of fissions and
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Unformatted text preview: great amounts of energy. Nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors are designed differently and contain different amounts of fissionable materials. Consequently, a reactor cannot explode like a nuclear bomb. Fission Chain Reaction...
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