radioactive cloud

radioactive cloud

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′klau̇d]
(nucleonics)
A mass of air and vapor in the atmosphere carrying radioactive debris from a nuclear explosion.
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Robert was called, with other soldiers, as a security measure, to the German border affected by the radioactive cloud.
Vegetables, milk and water were eventually tested as a radioactive cloud arrived over Northern Ireland but the country was not properly linked into the wider system.
This was impossible as there was no venting of radioactivity to the atmosphere and no formation of a radioactive cloud.
According to aviation historian David Myhra, the plan was to wrap the bomb with radioactive sand and have it explode high above New York casting a radioactive cloud over the city.
Six minutes after the explosion of Britain's latest atomic bomb at the Woomera range in Australia, a 35-year-old Welsh pilot, who won the George Medal during the war, flew in a Canberra jet bomber through the radioactive cloud.
Dr Iliev said: "There are no other cases of such illness in this family, that is why I think Stiliyan is a victim of the old communist regime's lack of information when the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl exploded, and the radioactive cloud came to our country.
Almost 26 years ago, the Chernobyl radioactive cloud reportedly halted its poisonous journey across Europe at the French/German border.
Radioactive cloud covers Northern Europe and causes at least 200 cases of cancer.
It comes on the eve of the anniversary of the Ukrainian nuclear power station explosion, which blew a radioactive cloud across many parts of Europe.
A radioactive cloud made its way across Europe and, 25 years later, Welsh farmers are still dealing with the effects.
When the Lord spoke to them through a radioactive cloud, which descended onto the Ark for that purpose, the Ark would become highly radioactive.
A RADIOACTIVE cloud caused by the Japanese nuclear plant blasts is heading for Europe.