11 Facts About Nuclear fallout


Nuclear fallout is the residual radioactive material propelled into the upper atmosphere following a nuclear blast, so called because it "falls out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave has passed.

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The amount and spread of Nuclear fallout is a product of the size of the weapon and the altitude at which it is detonated.

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Radioactive fallout has occurred around the world; for example, people have been exposed to iodine-131 from atmospheric nuclear testing.

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The intermediate time scale results from Nuclear fallout that has been put into the troposphere and ejected by precipitation during the first month.

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The survey could not show then at the time, nor in the decades that have elapsed, that the levels of global strontium-90 or fallout in general, were in any way life-threatening, primarily because "50 times the strontium-90 from before nuclear testing" is a minuscule number, and multiplication of minuscule numbers results in only a slightly larger minuscule number.

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Dangers of nuclear fallout do not stop at increased risks of cancer and radiation sickness, but include the presence of radionucleides in human organs from food.

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The result of a nuclear fallout is incredibly detrimental to human survival and the biosphere.

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Radiation from a Nuclear fallout is encountered in the forms of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, and as ordinary clothing affords protection from alpha and beta radiation, most Nuclear fallout protection measures deal with reducing exposure to gamma radiation.

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The isotopic signature of bomb Nuclear fallout is very different from the Nuclear fallout from a serious power reactor accident .

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The AEC's regulations against potential nuclear reactor fallout were centered on the ability of the power plant to the Maximum Credible Accident, or MCA.

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In 1989, the World Association of Nuclear fallout Operators was formed to cooperate with the IAEA to ensure the same three pillars of reactor safety across international borders.

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