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Release of information selectively or not before official public announcement.


1. In Keynesian economics, the process of removing money from the economy. Savings, imports, and taxes are leaked out of the economy, though they may come back in through the spending of one's savings, exports, and government injections. Keynes' circular flow model subtracted the value of leakages from national output to identify aggregate output. Thus, it is necessary to know the value leakages in order to calculate the aggregate national output.

2. In credit, money borrowed from a bank that is not redeposited into that bank, which primarily occurs through default. In this sense, leakage reduces the ability of a bank to extend credit.


A measure of retail sales lost by a community to a competitive market, indicating the need for more retail development in an area.

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Al-Asousi also affirmed the company's commitment towards all safety measures that preserve its workers' safety at the refinery, reiterating assurance to workers and people that there is no radiation leakage and that all areas and locations surrounding the refinery are fully safe.
Freudenberg-NOK's LZ636 silicone compound can be molded into custom-tailored profiles and blocks microwave radiation leakage in large commercial applications.
According to WIPP officials, there was no workers underground when radiation leakage occurred.
They look the same and do exactly the same job, but investigators found a number of alarming faults - including botched wiring and a lack of lead insulation to protect patients and users against radiation leakage.
The twin natural disaster knocked out the plants vital cooling systems, resulting in explosions, fires and radiation leakage.
The drill was based on the assumption that all three reactors at the plant had lost cooling functions due to an earthquake, raising the possibility of radiation leakage.
There were others that dealt with accidents involving chemical or radiation leakage.
Further, with a new lower radiation leakage design, research has shown Agility can significantly reduce the patient's non-therapeutic radiation exposure as compared to other conventional MLC's.
Fundamentally, public opposition to the use of nuclear energy is influenced by fears of radiation leakage.
Hachiro, who also made a joking remark Thursday in the presence of reporters about the radiation leakage from the plant, has apologized for his reference to the disaster-stricken areas.
For example, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met with outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan in Fukushima, near the damaged plant - helping to ease neighboring countries' concerns about radiation leakage.
The large-scale, long-running nuclear accident has triggered radiation leakage, causing serious concerns not only in Japan but also in the world," Kan, in black suit and tie, said at a memorial ceremony in Hiroshima s Peace Park.

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