fallout area

fallout area

[′fȯl‚au̇t ‚er·ē·ə]
(nucleonics)
The area on which radioactive materials have settled out, or the area on which it is predicted from weather conditions that radioactive materials may settle out.
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Clinton Hospital planned to revise its disaster treatment plans after a mock disaster, using Our Lady of Jasna Gora gymnasium as the disaster and fallout area.
spectator area, safety area between the spectators and the fireworks, firing area, fallout area for debris from exploded fireworks, bonfire area and exit areas).
Define and control the display site boundaries (ie spectator area, safety area between the spectators and the fireworks, firing area, fallout area for debris from exploded fireworks, bonfire area and exit areas).
A 1997 report by the National Cancer Institute indicated that farm children who drank goats' milk in the 1950s in high fallout areas were as severely exposed as the worst exposed children after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident.
Mr Heaton said: "These children are living in extreme poverty in radioactive fallout areas and many are suffering from cancers and genetic defects.