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Q: Amplification and a subsequent nuclear explosion in a nuclear power plant are prevented in large part by (Points : 5) the regular addition of uranium-239 to the fuel. control rods that
absorb extra neutrons. the production of plutonium-239. fuel rods that absorb tremendous amounts of heat.
A: It is used as a "setpoint" for operation in that it is pulled out a certain amount to allow the chain reaction to heat the reactor. [ The control rod can also be inserted to absorb neutrons and shut the reactor down.
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