contamination

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contamination

noun adulteration, corruption, decay, defilement, degradation, despoilment, impureness, impurity, infection, pollution, vitiation
See also: air pollution, defilement, detriment, perversion
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Thus, to mitigate the overall effects, the benefits of initial evacuation must be weighed against the long-term social disruption and health consequences of extended evacuation; and where evacuation is considered too dangerous or disruptive, rigorous ongoing monitoring of radiation contamination should be implemented early and maintained throughout the affected communities.
All it could take is one isolated recall of Japanese scallops or tuna due to radiation contamination to send an entire industry into a tailspin.
Radiation contamination has been found at the Mayfair offices of Russian exile Boris Berezovsky, a friend of Mr Litvinenko.
Residents began to find radiation contamination in steel pipes and fittings.
Glenn still expresses concern that facility operators need to be notified about the possibility of radiation contamination says an aide.
Radiation contamination of scrap is a new, but relatively uncommon, constituent that can render scrap charge material unusable.
Their grim accident toll includes numerous deaths (both crew and civilian), radiation contamination and extensive damage to naval and civilian vessels -- and all during noncombat activity.
As Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reactors continue leaking radiation into the atmosphere and into surrounding oceans, the risk of radiation contamination from marine and marine-derived food sources increases not only in the seas surrounding Japan, but internationally.
In that agreement, EPNG committed to an assessment of radiation contamination, as well as the installation of security measures such as fencing and signage.
Naraha became the first to get the order lifted among seven municipalities forced to empty entirely due to radiation contamination following the massive earthquake and tsunami that sent the plant's reactors into triple meltdowns in March 2011.
El Paso Natural Gas will work in the Cameron Chapter to assess 24 mine sites for radiation contamination.
Last year the price rebounded to 340 yen per kilogram, but fears of radiation contamination are still expected to affect sales of Fukushima peaches this year.