radioactive material


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radioactive material

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv mə′tir·ē·əl]
(nucleonics)
A material having one or more constituents that exhibit significant radioactivity.
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The greatest benefit of radiation detectors is knowing that by using these instruments, the potential of receiving radioactive material is nearly non-existent.
Detection of radioactive material concealed in shipping containers is important to the early prevention of "dirty" bomb construction.
In his study released Thursday, scientist David Lochbaum contends that two dangerous radioactive materials -- iodine-131 and cesium-137 -- were released in the accident.
137Cesium is probably the most common radioactive material used in process control gauges such as those used to measure the level of material in a steel tank or the density of material flowing through a pipeline or on a conveyor belt.
Summary: Beijing, Jumada Al-Awwal 08, 1432 / April 12, 2011, SPA -- Levels of radioactive materials in the Chinese mainland remained harmless as the quake-induced Japanese nuclear incident has been upgraded to the top level of severity, according to China&'s National Nuclear Emergency Coordination.
Police have since searched several addresses although no radioactive material has been found.
government has responded effectively and in a coordinated manner to address the potential for radioactive material to be used in a radiological dispersal device (RDD).
These sites are contaminated with radioactive materials, unexploded ordnance, heavy metals, jet fuels, solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chemical weapons waste that are known to cause cancer, autoimmune diseases, respiratory problems and reproductive dysfunction.
Even though there are many potential sources of radioactive material, there is no recorded instance of a radiological device being used as a weapon.
Officials at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport were forced to cordon off part of a service lane on 17 August 2002 after a package containing radioactive material was discovered.
KUWAIT, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health confirmed that no radiation leakage was detected in Kuwait Airport after the drop of four containers of radioactive materials during transportation of radioactive material shipment to airport warehouses.

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