Definition of nuclear waste in English:

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nuclear waste


Radioactive waste material, for example from the use or reprocessing of nuclear fuel.
Example sentences
  • She has no objection to the process as such of discharging nuclear waste; obviously nuclear waste has to be dealt with.
  • Scientists are examining Humber estuary mud in the hope it could hold the key to the safe disposal of radioactive nuclear waste.
  • An internal report written by a manager at the Sellafield nuclear waste reprocessing plant was leaked this week.

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Syllabification: nu·cle·ar waste

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