radioactive dust

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the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion


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Broken windows reveal kitchens that still have cups and plates, sheds that boast workbenches covered in tools and a thick layer of radioactive dust.
The Darrow Pit Mine is only about 40 miles from Mount Rushmore, where millions of tourists visit every year, not knowing that they are breathing in radioactive dust and that the water they drink in the motels in Rapid City contains uranium.
Radon produces a radioactive dust in the air we breathe.
It was the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the 1986 Soviet reactor explosion which sent radioactive dust across much of Europe.
Although air itself does not become radioactive, the release of radiation into the environment can create radioactive dust and dirt (fallout) that can make the air unsafe.
A Majlis deputy has set off public fears by asserting that radioactive dust from shells the US military fired in Iraq has blown into Iran and is now causing mass illness and birth defects in southern Iran.
The agency said that Radon produces a radioactive dust in the air.
On 26 April, 1986, the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, north-east of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, exploded due to human and technical error, spewing a large cloud of radioactive dust into the air that, firstly, descended over surrounding communities.
Destroying Iran's many reactors and processing facilities could release large amounts of radiation and create radioactive dust storms.
He wore nothing but shorts and sandals as he watched the mushroom cloud of radioactive dust from the deck of the HMS Messina and swam in the fall out.
The radioactive dust brought people much harm and now it all makes sense.
Nishiyama also said TEPCO will begin Thursday spraying water containing coating agents at the site to prevent radioactive dust from being carried away by wind and rain.
TEPCO was also spraying resin onto radioactive dust in an attempt to stop it from being carried in the wind.
To date there have been four disastrous happenings at nuclear establishments: the chimney fire at Windscale which polluted farmland in Cumbria and sent a nuclear plume right up the Baltic Sea; the Three Mile island core meltdown that caused radioactive cooling water to overflow the containment vessel flowing into the river below, and thence into the sea; the Chernobyl reactor explosion which ejected radioactive dust and debris into the atmosphere over Lapland (Northern inland, Sweden, Norway and Russia), eventually passing over Cumbria and Snowdonia causing pollution to the inhabitants and livestock; and following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the partial meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power station.
TEPCO will test sprinkling synthetic resin in some areas of the Daiichi complex to prevent radioactive dust from flying into the air or being washed into the ocean by rain.