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        Fission and Reprocessing: How They Work

        One-third of a nuclear reactor's fuel rods are changed each year, but this doesn't mean that all the usable fuel has been depleted. This video-enhanced document from the FRONTLINE web site demonstrates what happens during controlled nuclear fission -- as occurs in a reactor -- and how unused fuel can be stripped from so-called "spent" fuel rods for re-use.

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