radioactive debris

radioactive debris

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv də′brē]
(nucleonics)
Radioactive material which is carried through the air from the site of a nuclear explosion.
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Radioactive debris remained after Melter 2 was removed for replacement in May.
6 million years ago (which may have blasted Earth's surface with enough radioactive debris to influence its climate) should be cut in half.
Wheeler told the crowd that all radioactive debris will be hauled off by EnergySolutions secure, "rad-waste" disposal trucks for burial at a federally sanctioned nuclear waste landfill, out of state.
A reactor fire started which burned for nine days and led to large amounts of radioactive debris escaping into the atmosphere.
EARTH was showered by radioactive debris from supernovae - exploding stars - as recently as 1.
Similarly, the HYSPLIT model celebrating its 30th Anniversary on our cover has traveled far beyond the single radiosonde-based trajectories it calculated for radioactive debris.
1961 - Cloud of radioactive debris moves across central Siberia after Soviets explode what is called biggest man-made nuclear bomb.
Since May 2011, the liquidators have been conducting a cleanup of radioactive debris and have been patrolling the territory around the cisterns full of contaminated water.
Its review looked at dangerous work faced by plant workers such as removing nuclear fuel assemblies from reactors, and a future clean up of radioactive debris.
In terms of the risk to public health, however, one must consider the possibility of a launch accident such as the destruction of a launch vehicle prior to leaving the earth's gravitation or its breakup shortly after launch, scattering radioactive debris.
It did not do so with sarin gas or mustard gas, but with solvents, toxic metals, hazardous liquids, corrosive materials, infectious hospital waste and radioactive debris from scrap military equipment.
Melbourne, Florida, near Cape Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base) where radioactive debris would quickly accumulate and compromise the public's health.