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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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Lynas Malaysia had earlier this week however said that it did not produce any toxic or radioactive waste.
"We are convinced that information on the total quantity and condition of radioactive waste, as well as on projects and programs related to handling and disposal of radioactive waste is environmentally significant, and that it is the constitutional right of Russian citizens to have access to that information.
The supplementary Guidance is aimed at enhancing the safety of radioactive sources during transfer from one state to another, in accordance with their respective national legislation and relevant international commitments.
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On reaching the airport, a team of DDMA found some oily substance leaking from packets which were tagged radioactive element.
It was not yet clear what caused the air-monitoring system to indicate that radioactive particles were present at unsafe levels, Nelson said.
Al Ka'abi added: "Here in the UAE, we believe that we have made progress in securing the radioactive sources used in our industries.
A TEPCO official said it was true that radioactive contamination has been found from groundwater near the sea, but they did not know whether tainted water has made its way into the Pacific.
Materials scientists, chemists, and power engineers explore some current and possible avenues for dealing with the radioactive waste that nuclear power plants produce.
The European Commission points out that management of spent fuel and radioactive waste is ultimately the responsibility of the member states but that the directive creates a "solid" European framework that includes important obligations on states.

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