radioactive waste

(redirected from Radioactive pollutants)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The center is set to monitor dangerous environmental and radioactive pollutants and everything related to environment and its variables in the GCC to take a proper decision.
Radioactive pollutants include wastewater discharges from factories, hospitals and uranium mines.
The 3 decades-long nuclear bombardment ruptured Polynesian security, turning both atolls, but particularly the larger atoll, Moruroa, known for its beauty and plentiful fish, (1) into frightening storage dumps for some of the most dangerous, long-lived radioactive pollutants known to exist.

Full browser ?