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        Get Close to a Nuclear Fission Reaction!

        This animation-enhanced essay from the FRONTLINE Web site details what happens inside a nuclear reactor core. Learn how engineers and technicians have designed nuclear facilities to control fission activity, regulate the tremendous heat released during fission, contain radiation, and process electricity.

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