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Purpose of Control Rods

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What is the purpose of control rods in a nuclear reactor?

A

To speed up a reaction by providing more fuel.

B

To cool the reactor vessel.

C

To extinguish any fires that may occur in the reactor vessel.

D

To absorb neutrons and slow down a reaction.

E

To conduct electricity from the reactor vessel to the generator.