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Such radioactive waste can be used to make a dirty bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Spent fuel remains radioactive for tens of thousands of years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It shouldn't involve teaching them that handling food is like handling radioactive waste. Bad Food Britain (2006)He said the group decided to remain opposed to it largely due to the high cost and problems of disposing of radioactive waste. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the possibility of catastrophic accidents and the problem of disposing of lethal radioactive waste products soon dampened public enthusiasm for nuclear power. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)As with most clandestine meetings about radioactive waste, something went wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would be capable of holding 275,000 cubic metres of waste that would remain radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The site is now the scene of the country's largest radioactive waste clean-up project. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of the radioactive waste at Sellafield has been sitting around since the 1950s. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Furthermore, they will remain highly radioactive for 100,000 years. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The judges also dismissed an appeal from Sellafield against a 700,000 fine for dumping radioactive waste in a landfill site. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But anyone visiting the site of the 1986 nuclear accident is warned to avoid the fungi, which are still highly radioactive because they eat radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: radioactive /ˌreɪdɪəʊˈæktɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is radioactive contains a substance that produces energy in the form of powerful rays which are harmful in large doses.
- American English: radioactive
- Arabic: مُشِعّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: radioativo
- Chinese: 放射性的
- Croatian: radioaktivan
- Czech: radioaktivní
- Danish: radioaktiv
- Dutch: radioactief
- European Spanish: radiactivo
- Finnish: radioaktiivinen
- French: radioactif
- German: radioaktiv
- Greek: ραδιενεργός
- Italian: radioattivo
- Japanese: 放射性のある
- Korean: 방사성의
- Norwegian: radioaktiv
- Polish: radioaktywny
- European Portuguese: radioativo
- Romanian: radioactiv
- Russian: радиоактивный
- Spanish: radiactivo
- Swedish: radioaktiv
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับกัมมันตภาพรังสี
- Turkish: radyoaktif
- Ukrainian: радіоактивний
- Vietnamese: phát ra tia phóng xạ
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