radioactive dust

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Noun1.radioactive dust - the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosionradioactive dust - the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
dust - fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air; "the furniture was covered with dust"
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That means that any nuclear explosions on the Indian side will have fallout (radioactive dust) blown to Pakistan.
Ever since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, when plumes of radioactive dust smoke threatened to cover the whole of Europe and beyond, Soviet authorities had tried to clean up the site.
He had little idea, though, that in the following days, he'd be exposed to a cloud of radioactive dust and debris that traveled roughly 1,000 miles from Pripyat, Ukraine, and would cause serious health issues in the decades to come.
Tecnu was originally developed in 1960, during the Cold War years, by chemical engineer Robert Smith as an effective, waterless cleanser capable of removing radioactive dust from skin and clothing.
But when levels were tested, it was found they had brought the radioactive dust into the plant from the outside.
He further added that if one showers carefully with soap and shampoo, the radioactive dust should wash right away without any difficulty.
The agency said its initial survey found contamination inside the nostrils of three of the men, a sign they had inhaled radioactive dust.
That storage plant was closed in 2014 after a drum of waste exploded and ventilation fans sent radioactive dust to the surface and contaminated 21 workers, though Department of Energy officials said the workers were exposed to less radiation than delivered in a typical medical X-ray.
It means I'll be going into areas the short-stay disaster tourists aren't allowed, where contamination levels are higher and where radioactive dust could be disturbed.
The preparations began with anti-dispersal agents poured through holes in the cover's roof to prevent radioactive dust from escaping into the surrounding environment during the dismantling process.
The explosion and fire at theChernobyl power plant, the world's worst nuclear accident, was caused by human error and a series of blasts sent a cloud of radioactive dust billowing across northern andwestern Europe.