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Radioactive Pollutants

Definition: Radioactive substances which act as pollutants. They include chemicals whose radiation is released via radioactive waste, nuclear accidents, fallout from nuclear explosions, and the like.
Notes: specify radiopollutant if pertinent (IM or NIM)
Previously Indexed: Environmental Pollution (1971-1974),Radioactivity (1966-1974)

Radioactive Pollutants Categories.
Air Pollutants, Radioactive - Pollutants, present in air, which exhibit radioactivity.
Radioactive Fallout - The material that descends to the earth or water well beyond the site of a surface or subsurface nuclear explosion. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Chemical and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Radioactive Waste - Liquid, solid, or gaseous waste resulting from mining of radioactive ore, production of reactor fuel materials, reactor operation, processing of irradiated reactor fuels, amd related operations, and from use of radioactive materials in research, industry, and medicine. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Soil Pollutants, Radioactive - Pollutants, present in soil, which exhibit radioactivity.
Water Pollutants, Radioactive - Pollutants, present in water or bodies of water, which exhibit radioactivity.

Radioactive Pollutants Definitions and Terms

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