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nuclear

1. of, concerned with, or involving the nucleus of an atom
2. Biology of, relating to, or contained within the nucleus of a cell
3. of, concerned with, or operated by energy from fission or fusion of atomic nuclei

nuclear

[′nü·klē·ər]
(chemistry)
Pertaining to a group of atoms joined directly to the central group of atoms or central ring of a molecule.
(nucleonics)
Pertaining to nuclear energy.
(nuclear physics)
Pertaining to the atomic nucleus.
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Despite growing attention to nuclear security around the world, the development of nuclear energy and increasing use of nuclear technology in agriculture and medicine mean risks for proliferation and loss could surge, experts said.
Finally, the results of today's climate simulations--which are much more sophisticated than those that were available in the 1980s--suggest that even a nuclear exchange of just a few dozen weapons could cool Earth substantially for a decade or more.
American spy satellites saw North Korea building a good-size nuclear reactor in the early 1980s, and by the early 1990s, the C.
Les Luxmore, assistant principal at Valencia High, said school staff cannot ``spout word-for-word'' their nuclear attack response.
But with no ongoing production of new weapons, and, after September 11, 2001, with nuclear terrorism a newly-urgent threat, there is now little reason to have numerous separate sites scattered across the country.
The American, European, and Chinese presidents, united in their new alliance, issued a clear ultimatum threatening a nation, for the first time since the breakup of the Soviet Union, with nuclear retaliation.
Their support has alienated them from many in their former organizations, but indicates a more nuanced challenge to nuclear energy by some environmental activists, who are perhaps more willing to consider the nuclear option but still do not think it's the wisest choice.
WE ARE POISED TODAY AT THE PRECIPICE OF AN UNPRECEDENTED outbreak of nuclear proliferation with indications of weapons research taking place in both Koreas, Japan, and Iran.
It appears that after discovering that many reactor licensees were out of compliance with the automatic safe-shutdown fire regulations, the commission has decided to gut these regulations rather than force nuclear power plant operators to comply with them," says the Markey and Dingell letter.
These results are hotly disputed by the multi-billion dollar nuclear power industry.
Crafted in the style of montage, Schonegevel's visually engaging, rhetorically forceful hour-long documentary unleashes a battery of cinematic modes and techniques--from dramatization, straight narrative, and interviews to animation and archival footage--to recount and interrogate in evocative terms the events surrounding the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the current landscape of nuclear proliferation, and their implications for our collective future.
The NPT regime obligations are having less and less success in restraining the irresponsible behavior of nations, especially the treaty's nuclear weapons states and the United States in particular.