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        Nuclear Reaction: Meltdown

        The tremendous energy content and radioactivity of the fuels used in nuclear power plants pose potentially devastating consequences to surrounding communities and environments in the event of a reactor meltdown. This video segment adapted from FRONTLINE describes the series of events that led to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, the worst accident of its kind in history.

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