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A weapon of mass destruction powered by the fission of the nuclei of heavy atoms—e.g., plutonium-239 or uranium-235—which follows bombardment of the fuel with neutrons, resulting in a chain reaction and release of pressure, heat, light, and radiation

atomic bomb

explosion of a nuclear device.

atomic bomb injury
see radiation injury.
atomic bomb fallout
subsequent to the explosion of an atomic device is the gradual return to earth of radioactive dust.
atomic bomb irradiation
irradiation of animal tissues by any means, therapeutic, accidental, atomic bomb blast.
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Like Alperovitz, Holloway contends that the successful A-bomb explosion at Alamogordo, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, changed the purpose of the use of the A-bomb.
We interviewed eight A-bomb survivors--in Japanese, Hibakusha--six women and two men of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
The paper birds came to be a world-wide symbol of peace through the courage and determination of Sadako, a young Japanese girl with leukemia caused by radiation from the A-bomb in 1945.
More than 200 guests and dignitaries were at the launcch of the city's first ever Peace Month, which saw the unveiling of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.
The prefectural and city governments of Nagasaki conducted a similar survey in 1999 and the outcome confirmed psychological impacts on residents outside of the areas physically devastated by the A-bomb.
The research was carried out between 1954 and 1970 amid fears - later confirmed - that A-bomb tests in the US and USSR were a major danger to health.
The H-bomb was Teller's greatest love, and he pursued it with undeviating passion even during the war, to the irritation of colleagues who were still trying to figure out how to make an A-bomb work.
In other words, one team has an A-bomb, the other team has a peashooter.
Presiding Judge Takaaki Okabe dismissed the government's appeal of the lower court ruling nullifying the government's decision not to recognize the man as an A-bomb disease patient in 1985.
We want politicians to understand that too many people have died and have been suffering," said Yukio Yoshioka, deputy chief of the Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organizations.
Most of this small collection, originally culled from a specially prepared Truman Library research box of more than four hundred pages of A-bomb materials, was put together in a small binder by archivists for students doing research papers, and Ferrell added two more documents before publishing this volume.
Hamby's A-bomb chapter, cast largely as a narrative, defends the atomic bombing of Japan as both necessary and reasonable.