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radioactive

exhibiting, using, or concerned with radioactivity

radioactive

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv]
(nuclear physics)
Exhibiting radioactivity or pertaining to radioactivity.
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The ship was until it was moved in 2012 from the Atomflot port in Murmansk to the Nerpa shipyard for dismantlement one of the biggest radioactive hazards in Northwest Russia.
Apart from it, radioactive waste is also a significant matter to look into.
They said most of the radioactive material from the melted fuel rods was trapped in the sodium coolant and never left the concrete-encased reactor.
In 2004, the radioactive particles showed up sporadically between late June and mid-September.
And in a recently discovered area known as the "old dump" there are unknown substances, possibly including high-level radioactive waste and exotic explosives.
Slivyak says the situation has actually worsened since 1991, because most of the dangerous facilities are still in operation, releasing radioactive substances into the environment in larger amounts than ever before.
But internal exposure from radioactive nuclei that enter the body through foodstuffs is nine times more dangerous than external exposure.
Several recent reviews address the role of radioactive iodine in the treatment of thyroid diseases, and the reader is referred to them for more in-depth detail.
She's now convinced the trucks were spraying radioactive wastes onto the land.
Nuclear fission converts some uranium in fuel rods to plutonium, which remains radioactive for about 240,000 years.
In addition to radioactive sources, there's the threat of scrap contaminated by naturally occurring radioactive material.
The "Handbook of advanced radioactive waste conditioning technologies" provides a comprehensive and systematic reference on the various options available and under development for the treatment and immobilisation of radioactive wastes.