nuclear waste

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The residue of material left over from the production of nuclear energy. This includes some ores, mine tailings, and residual products of nuclear reactions that are radioactive with an extremely long half-life. Large quantities of nuclear waste are produced by nuclear reactors, and disposal of this waste is presenting serious problems.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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