radioactive waste

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radioactive waste

n
(Nuclear Physics) any waste material containing radionuclides. Also called: nuclear waste
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radioactive waste - useless radioactive materials that are left after some laboratory or commercial process is completedradioactive waste - useless radioactive materials that are left after some laboratory or commercial process is completed
high-level radioactive waste - radioactive waste that left in a nuclear reactor after the nuclear fuel has been consumed
low-level radioactive waste - (medicine) radioactive waste consisting of objects that have been briefly exposed to radioactivity (as in certain medical tests)
radioactive material - material that is radioactive
Translations
déchet radioactif
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Atomic waste in Denmark is still a hot potato--both politically and as far as the public is concerned
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