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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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It covers radioactive material discarded by the hospitals.
But according to an internal quarterly memo issued in 1959 by Atomics International, radioactive gas from the accident was transferred to a storage tank and slowly released through the reactor's stack over several weeks.
Air samples taken in previous studies near forest fires have contained cesium-137, says Wotawa, but this is the first time that scientists have detected long-range redistribution of the radioactive isotope.
He says some preliminary research indicates that exotic radioactive and heavy metals may have been buried there by MIT scientists during the Manhattan Project.
To the south, Kazakhstan has just closed down a former Soviet weapons testing site, and Kyrgyzstan is trying to rid itself of radioactive waste from an old Soviet uranium processing plant.
Also, using mineral fertilizers on farms significantly reduces the number of radioactive atoms in both plants and animals.
The impact of radioactive iodine on salivary gland tissue has been known for more than 40 years.
If plutonium enters Denver's wastewater system, and if the sludge from that wastewater is then used as fertilizer, Colorado could begin to produce radioactive crops.
If radioactive particles, or nuclides (NEW-clides) escape into the atmosphere from a nuclear power plant or factory, wind currents can blow particles over cities, countries, even around the world.
Beyond the obvious health and safety risks to plant employees, radioactive sources in scrap pose dire risks to the bottom lines of foundries.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, the "Handbook of advanced radioactive waste conditioning technologies" is a standard reference for all radioactive waste management professionals, radiochemists, academics and researchers involved in the development of the nuclear fuel cycle.
DOE and Boeing officials have always said that almost all the radiation was contained inside the reactor and that the only radioactive material to escape was inert gases that posed no threat.