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Nuclear Fission

Who uses nuclear fission and nuclear power?

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Nuclear fission refers to the splitting of an atomic nucleus. It occurs naturally and can be induced in order to release energy. Nuclear fission provides the energy released by nuclear weapons as well as the energy used to produce energy at nuclear power plants.

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Wherever there is a nuclear power plant.

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