What is radioactive pollution and what are its sources?

Radioactive pollution is the deposition of, or presence of radioactive substances on surfaces or within solids, liquids or gases that render a habitat unsuitable for human habitation.

Sources of radioactive pollution are as follows:

  • Nuclear accidents from Nuclear Plants
  • The Use of Nuclear Weapons as Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Spillage of radioactive materials
  • Improper handling of radioactive substances.
  • Cosmic Rays and Other Natural Sources.

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