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A nuclear blast, produced by explosion of a nuclear bomb (a.k.a. nuclear detonation), involves the joining or splitting of atoms (called fusion and fission) to produce an intense pulse or wave of heat, light, air pressure and radiation.
Nuclear event resources:
For more about nuclear weapons, see the CDC Radiation Emergencies Web site.
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