airborne radioactivity

airborne radioactivity

A general term for particulate or gaseous radioactive material that is dissolved, mixed, or otherwise suspended in air.
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Seoul officials say the North is expected to detonate a nuclear device made of highly enriched uranium, which is difficult to immediately detect with available techniques, including airborne radioactivity, seismological and airborne sound wave tests.
It reduces the airborne radioactivity within the building many thousand-fold.
The Sasebo city government said airborne radioactivity monitoring posts did not record any unusual figures during the nuclear carrier's stay.
During question time, a Loretto Express traveler said that many New Mexico residents had been contaminated from airborne radioactivity resulting from the extensive forest fires in and around the Los Alamos nuclear facility.
Critics are concerned with the amount of radioactive waste WIPP will store, the lack of a leak-proof containment system, the unstable and brine-infested geology of the site, the potential for plutonium to leak into a nearby river, and the threat of airborne radioactivity.

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