nuclear meltdown


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Noun1.nuclear meltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escapingnuclear meltdown - severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
overheating - excessive heating
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The Soviets faced a terrible fate as nuclear meltdown on board K219 became a very real possibility.
In nearby Fukushima, where seawater flooding caused a massive nuclear meltdown, the group managed to steal over 250,000 dollars in loans, the New York Daily News reports.
Demand for liquefied natural gas is surging in Japan to fuel thermal power plants, which are producing a larger proportion of the nation's electric power since the nuclear meltdown accident at Tokyo Electric Power Co.
And they put the entire eastern seaboard of the USA in danger if a nuclear meltdown occurs on board the stricken Soviet K219.
Tokyo, Dec 3(ANI): A TEPCO probe, has not found any evidence of a significant error in the company's handling of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
It has since been recovering and the situation is made worse by a possible nuclear meltdown.
Yoshida had taken over as manager in June 2010 and was considered instrumental in preventing the worsening of nuclear meltdown following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency acknowledged Tuesday that a nuclear meltdown may have occurred at the plant's Nos.
One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant suffered a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today.

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