nuclear tests in the 1950s, it is also at risk of disaster from radioactive debris
The rooftop scene in which conscripts have just seconds to toss radioactive debris
to the ground is as otherworldly as it must have seemed to those who were there three decades ago.
The dredged material will be screened for unexploded ordnance and radioactive debris
, dried or de-watered before transport for disposal at a commercial landfill, the company said.
Over 3,000 workers are working with robotics and bulldozers on this decommissioning effort, including the removal of radioactive debris
If the bomb exploded at ground level, large quantities of radioactive debris
would be taken up into the atmosphere and spread far and wide by wind and rain.
While that's going on, treated water will be moved to Chernobyl's on-site long term radioactive waste storage facility, called the Vektor Complex, which will be the main workhorse in storing both the waste that came of the plant's operation and the radioactive debris
resulting from the disaster itself.
They further argue that the estimated distance of the supernova thought to have occurred roughly 2.6 million years ago (which may have blasted Earth's surface with enough radioactive debris
to influence its climate) should be cut in half.
A reactor fire started which burned for nine days and led to large amounts of radioactive debris
escaping into the atmosphere.
EARTH was showered by radioactive debris
from supernovae - exploding stars - as recently as 1.7 million years ago, research has shown.
Similarly, the HYSPLIT model celebrating its 30th Anniversary on our cover has traveled far beyond the single radiosonde-based trajectories it calculated for radioactive debris
. It is interesting, indeed, to see how the decades have reshaped this fundamental tool of the atmospheric community in a sort of reverse flow, from a single application-inspired origin to the ultimate versatility in applied and research settings.
Since May 2011, the liquidators have been conducting a cleanup of radioactive debris
and have been patrolling the territory around the cisterns full of contaminated water.