radioactive spill


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radioactive spill

Public health The outpouring of a fluid from a container or receptacle containing low-level radiation or highly radioactive isotopes. See Chemical spill, Spill.

radioactive spill

A release of radioactive materials into the environment.
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Those analyses also suggest that a severe radioactive spill in a rural area would contaminate more than 100 square kilometers and take about 15 months to clean up, at a cost of $620 million dollars.
If a radioactive spill occurred outside the glovebox, plastic was taped to the boxes so that the workers could continue operations.
Worries lingered over the impact of radioactive spills on marine life after the health ministry said caesium levels 25 times the legal limit had been detected in young sand lance caught off Fukushima prefecture.