nonradioactive love


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  • adj. Not radioactive; not generating radioactivity.

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  • adj. not radioactive


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  • Nuclear Plant Entergy Corp. said Friday its Indian Point nuclear-power station in New York was completely offline after the second of two operating units was shut because of a nonradioactive water leak.

    Leak Shuts Down

  • The thyroid cannot distinguish 131I from the nonradioactive form.

    Environmental effects on the thyroid

  • Radiocarbon dating works because, when alive, an organism takes in carbon from the air or through the food chain; carbon contains small amounts of the radioactive isotope carbon-14, which decays into nonradioactive standard carbon at a constant rate; when the organism dies it ceases to ingest carbon, so the proportion of carbon-14 in its remains steadily decays.

    The Nature of Technology

  • In 1969, he left the lab to devote himself full-time to collecting and selling rejects from the lab that he called "nuclear waste," though of the nonradioactive variety.

    Weapons Lab Machinist Morphed Into Antinuclear Gadfly and Junk Dealer

  • For the present discussion we shall restrict our attention to nonradioactive materials.

    Energy from Fossil Fuels (historical)

  • I think a reactor that produced nonradioactive products would be realistic and really incredibly awesome.

    A Good News/Bad News Day for the Nuclear Energy Industry - Freakonomics Blog -

  • KI is used to protect the thyroid gland, which is very effective at glomming onto iodine in the blood and concentrating it in the gland, by flooding the body with nonradioactive, safe iodine, thus preventing radioactive iodine (I-131), such as can escape from a leaky nuclear power plant, from being concentrated.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • I brought a lovely pair of nonradioactive balls here, and I will leave with the same number.

    Wolves Eat Dogs

  • In a PET scan, radioactive atoms are introduced into the body, where their chemical behavior is exactly the same as similar nonradioactive atoms.

    PET scan

  • Iodine 131 is chemically identical to normal, nonradioactive iodine and thus is absorbed into the body just as normal iodine is, mainly in the thyroid gland, where it delivers a concentrated dose to that small organ and can cause cancer.

    NYT > Home Page


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