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contamination

A condition of impurity resulting from mixture with a foreign substance.

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Risk factors for internal radiation contamination. Overall, the levels of internal contamination gradually declined from October to March (p < 0.001; Table 3).
Earlier in the month, Ihor Prokopchuk, Ukraine's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, circulated a letter to the organization's board of governors warning that an invasion could bring a "threat of radiation contamination on the territory of Ukraine and the territory of neighboring states." In Kiev, Ukraine's parliament responded by calling for international monitors to help protect the plants as the cash-strapped government attempts to boost its own efforts.
Earlier in the month, Ihor Prokopchuk, Ukraine's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), circulated a letter to the organization's board of governors warning that an invasion could bring a "threat of radiation contamination on the territory of Ukraine and the territory of neighboring states." In Kiev, Ukraine's Parliament responded by calling for international monitors to help protect the plants as the cash-strapped government attempts to boost its own efforts.
It could also be used to make "dirty bombs", which combine radioactive materials with conventional explosives, and cause radiation contamination in areas around the explosion sites.
Damage was found Thursday on one of the undersea curtains installed near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to help contain radiation contamination, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co.
TEHRAN (FNA)- South Korean regulators banned the import of 50 fishery products from eight Japanese prefectures because of lingering concerns of radiation contamination from the crippled Fukushima power plant.
The sailors claim TEPCO failed to properly inform them of the actual radiation contamination levels, giving them a false sense of security, according to the lawsuit filed in a California federal court.
But fresh scientific studies have just authoritatively confirmed earlier warnings that the high natural radiation contamination levels of the ancient water deposits held by the aquifer pose a significant mass cancer risk.
The resulting devastation included loss of lives, destruction of businesses and radiation contamination. Some of Japan's manufacturers transferred their orders to facilities in Thailand, only to have those swamped by record flooding in that country.
In addition to executing the air crew transition, maintenance personnel training, individual material readiness list turn in, and the hangar move (as well as finishing their personal property moves and getting vehicles) the Gauntlets spent thousands of man-hours pulling apart and scanning their jets to detect radiation contamination based on their overseas work during Operation Tomadachi.
By item, food sales, which account for more than 60 percent of total sales, decreased 1.8 percent as some consumers refrained from buying meat products due to concern over radiation contamination amid the nuclear crisis, they said.
Radiation Contamination from Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident; U.S.