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scram

an emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor

scram

[skram]
(nucleonics)
A sudden shutting down of a nuclear reactor, usually by dropping safety rods, when a predetermined neutron flux or other dangerous condition occurs.
To close down a reactor by bringing about a scram.

scram

In air-intercept usage, a code meaning, “I am about to open fire. Friendly units keep clear or get clear of the indicated contact, bogey, or area.” The direction of withdrawal may be indicated. The type of fire may be indicated (e.g., scram proximity: “I am about to open fire with proximity-fused ammunition”; scram mushroom: “I am about to fire a special weapon.”)
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April 2005: Local people set up protest group Support Cramlington Residents Against Mining - SCRAM - to send a clear message to the applicants.
So Scram -- like all serious athletes -- stays fit by working out nearly every day.
Schnegg said California law guarantees defendants bail in misdemeanor cases and set bail along with some stringent conditions, including a new booze-monitoring scram anklet, which she must have fitted within 24 hours.
Scram treasurer Bill Cross said: "We haven't had a meeting since the public inquiry.
Lynn Insley, vice chairman of SCRAM, is leading the campaign against the application.
Mr Thorne tried to stop her shouting and cursing, telling her to go home, but another witness said she was going nuts and trying to scram and punch Mr Smith.
Kieran Kelly, chairman of the local protest group Scram, told planning inspector Simon Gibbs the county council had rejected the mining scheme because it would affect an opencast constraint area, harm the green belt and produce no planning gain for the community.
Medical staff say they are 'shocked' by the growing number of women arriving with scram, kick and punch injuries.
Now she and her neighbours have joined forces with other local campaign groups to form Scram - Sutton Coldfield Residents Against Masts.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Prototype For SCRAM Logic System
Judge Fox also granted the removal of the scram bracelet which she was forced to wear around her left ankle.