residual radiation


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residual radiation

[rə′zij·ə·wəl ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(nucleonics)
Nuclear radiation emitted by radioactive material deposited after an atomic burst, including fission products, unfissioned nuclear material, and material in which radioactivity may have been induced by neutron bombardment. Also known as reststrahlen.
(optics)
The nearly monochromatic radiation resulting from several reflections of light or other radiation from polished surfaces of certain substances such as quartz and rock salt, due to high reflectivity of these substances in certain bands of wavelengths.
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concerned even if residual radiation levels are not high, they can be referred
This residual radiation will continue for many more generations to come, and is the main cause of so many cancer-related diseases today.
Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) created by decomissioning the reactors will be housed in a new ``safe store'' and left there until between 2128 and 2136, by which time residual radiation levels will have been reduced one million-fold.
First of all, he emphasized that there is no residual radiation resulting from the process, and thus no radiological risk to humans handling irradiated material.
One question says, ''If there was such terrible residual radiation around, why did people enter Hiroshima?'' The answer is, ''People at that time had never heard of an atomic bomb and knew nothing about the danger of residual radiation.''
That same year, Princeton physicists Robert Dicke and James Peebles took cognizance of George Gamow and his associate Ralph Alpher's 17-year-old paper on the possible residual radiation of the hot model Big Bang theory and prepared an experiment to detect microwave background radiation.
"In our country, residual radiation could cause severe damage to human health, such as leukemia, congenital defects and mental retardation.
The risk of residual radiation still haunts the region's population.