Examples of radioactive in a Sentence
Uranium and plutonium are radioactive.
Recent Examples of radioactive from the Web
Fission creates radioactive waste and can be hard to control — as evidenced by reactor accidents like those at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.
Under Moniz, the undersecretary for management and performance oversaw environmental management—a $5-billion program to clean up radioactive contamination at old weapons sites—and internal department functions.
But documents show that Energy Fuels Resources pushed the administration to cut the monument to the smallest possible size in order to gain access to the site's radioactive ore.
Results from Speedi, the government computer system used to predict the path of the radioactive plume from the plant, were considered too inaccurate to share with the public.
Food and Water Watch has been campaigning for cities and towns across the state to enact bans on the toxic and radioactive waste from fracking operations.
These isotopes would be radioactive and would decay into hitherto unobserved elements farther up the periodic table than uranium.
The land is too radioactive for farming, or hunting, or forestry, and transmission lines that were intended to send electricity from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to the rest of Ukraine are already in place.
Defense centers are connected to city power and water supplies, and some have advanced ventilation capable of filtering out radioactive particles.
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Origin and Etymology of radioactive
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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