radioactive material


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radioactive material

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv mə′tir·ē·əl]
(nucleonics)
A material having one or more constituents that exhibit significant radioactivity.
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A variety of radioactive materials can be used to construct an RDD, including fission products, spent fuel from nuclear reactors, and some easily obtainable material such as medical, industrial and research waste.
In the late 1980s, the possibility of radioactive material being co-mingled in scrap metal for melting was not a worry for most foundries.
"The radioactive material reached a high reading of 2,000 microrems per hour, DeGruy said.
The course featured a comprehensive overview of radioactive source security principles, hands-on sessions on the development of physical protection systems and measures for radioactive material in use and storage, as well as tandem tabletop and outdoor field exercises.
is mostly used in the petroleum industry and it does include radioactive material," a source from LAEC told The Daily Star.
However, while the waste products from nuclear plants aren't immediately visible, they still get produced in the form of dangerously radioactive materials. While scientists still struggle to find ways to safely dispose of harmful nuclear waste, one study has allowed researchers to create diamond batteries from highly radioactive materials.
A dirty bomb uses radioactive material and conventional explosives to contaminate an area.
The study revealed that two energetic currents off the Japanese coast, the Kuroshio Current and the Kurushio Extension, were primarily responsible for accelerating the dilution of the radioactive material, taking it well below WHO safety levels within four months.
Russian police have arrested a university lecturer who claims to have used a large quantity of radioactive material illegally stored in his house to make a friend immortal.
CAIRO: Radioactive material has been stolen from a nuclear power station on Egypt's Mediterranean coast that was the site of violent protests last week, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.
Radioactive material was first detected on the foreshore of Dalgety Bay in 1990.
In one nightmare scenario, a terrorist "dirty bomb" spreads radioactive material across dozens of square miles, causing panic in the target area and beyond, costing tens of billions of dollars to remediate, costing further sums in lost wages and business, compelling the demolition and rebuilding of contaminated buildings, forcing difficult decisions on how to dispose of contaminated rubble and decontamination chemicals, and requiring people to relocate from areas with elevated levels of radiation.

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