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What is used as a fuel a nuclear power plant?


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2010-03-10 14:27:56
2010-03-10 14:27:56

Any element capable of undergoing nuclear fission are used as fuel in a nuclear power plant.

Most commonly used elements are Uranium, Plutonium.

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