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tions can be used to produce steam or other hot gases to drive electricity-generating turbines. Energy released during radioactive decay can be stored in semiconductor materials to produce batteries for heart pacemakers, remote-controlled exploration instruments, and other applications. See high-level radioactive waste; low-level radioactive waste; radioactive decay.

nuclear fallout See radioactive fallout.

nuclear fission See nuclear energy.

nuclear fusion See nuclear energy.

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