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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The information in the report will be used as lawmakers consider legislation that would ban the dumping of low-level radioactive waste at landfills.
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In the wake of recent revelations concerning the Soviet Union's dumping of nuclear reactors and radioactive waste into the ocean, Russian scientists met last week in Anchorage with experts from several Arctic nations to detail the history of disposal and discuss plans to assess the hazard.
We have made every effort to take the high road, pursuing amicable negotiations with the Commissioners and offering to provide them with veto power over any expansion plans that involve the management of radioactive waste.
Augean, a Wetherby waste management business has formed a new business unit to deal with radioactive waste.

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