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fallout

Etymology: AS, feallan, to fall, ut
the deposition of radioactive debris after a nuclear explosion. The waste products of an atmospheric explosion of an atomic bomb may travel thousands of miles in the atmosphere and be deposited over a large geographic area.

fallout

Settling of radioactive molecules from the atmosphere after their release into the air following an explosion or radiation accident.

fallout

the settling to the earth's surface of radioactive fission products from the atmosphere after a nuclear explosion.
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Fallout, Fallout Shelter, Nuka Cola and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the United States and/or in other countries.
This is the second time that a sample from the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) network has been used to measure radioactive fallout.
Everything you loved about Fallout 3 is here in abundance.
Hailed as one of the most anticipated games of 2008, Fallout 3 received a 10 out of 10 review score from Official Xbox Magazine, a result then repeated around the world with perfect scores by some of the industry's most influential and respected critics including: Gamespy, GamePro, UGO, the Associated Press, MSN, The Washington Post, Guardian, FHM, Scripps Howard, G4- TV, The Toronto Star, MSN, and Eurogamer.
You are a dweller of vault 101, a fallout shelter where people came to survive a nuclear world war.
Wentz told Rolling Stone yup the pics are all him, but the only fallout came from his mom, in an e-mail that said, "Be more careful next time.
And as the Madison Fallout lads have helped out in the past, the Corus/TFM Battle of the Bands winners are now delighted to be able to repay Backstreet for their encouragement.
With no traditional coverage for the financial fallout of mold, lenders and investors are now moving towards using new prevention techniques, including mold-specific inspection protocols, new detection devices, and the use of mold-resistant building materials.
Knowing the history of these events, how is it possible to say that these two could not have anticipated the fallout which has resulted?
Now radioactive plutonium particles that match the fallout from those blasts have been found in Japan's Sagami Bay by researchers at the Japanese National Institute of Radiological Science.
Prime Minister Tony Blair's health has probably been jeopardised by childhood exposure to radioactive fallout from a British atomic bomb test in the Australian Outback, a doctor said yesterday.
Radioactive fallout from nuclear tests conducted by the United States and Soviet Union in the Northern Hemisphere prior to the 1970s was about 1.