radioactive fallout


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radioactive fallout

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′fȯl‚au̇t]
(electronics)
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This is the second time that a sample from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) network has been used to measure radioactive fallout.
Belarus received 70pc of the radioactive fallout from the 1986 nuclear disaster, affecting food, crops, water and air.
A spokesman said: "The truth is that it would be impossible to protect people from the radioactive fallout if a nuclear power station was seriously damaged.
A few years later wife Stella and baby Lynn were exposed to radioactive fallout from a fire at Windscale nuclear power station, later renamed Sellafield.
Radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl accident poses virtually no lingering threat to most people in the world, a team of U.
Tepco said the temperature of the plant's fuel would rise by 50 degrees every hour until it hits 2,230 degrees within 38 hours, following which the reactors would begin emitting massive amount of radioactive fallout,
Belarus received 70pc of the radioactive fallout from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, affecting food, crops, water and air.
But in the end the Ministry of Defence decided the risk of radioactive fallout was too great, and the idea of hiding nuclear weapons in a friendly country was "politically flawed".
The timing of the balloon launches to give them the best chance of detecting radioactive fallout from Cosmos 1402 was based on measurements that had been made after the 1964 reentry of a plutonium-powered system called SNAP-9A aboard a U.
Unlike Fukushima meltdown, the Hiroshima bomb blasts had killed most victims in the intense heatwave of a mid-air nuclear explosion and the highly radioactive fallout from its mushroom cloud.
Belarus received 70pc of the radioactive fallout and thousands of children are still being born with cancer and leukaemia.
A terrorist attack could release radioactive particles into the atmosphere, at best causing disruption to energy supplies, at worst radioactive fallout, hysteria and mass fatalities.