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  • Scientists and Nuclear Fuel Assembly from US operated Reactor
    Rights: Public domain Published 17 September 2009 Size: 420 KB Referencing Hub media

    The fuel rods contain enriched uranium dioxide pellets packed into corrosion-resistant metal alloy tubes. The radiation levels from the fuel rods prior to their use are negligible, so no shielding is required.

    Acknowledgement: United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC)

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