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  • predators
  • Furthermore, as the name suggests, they bio-accumulate in fatty bodily tissues and bio-magnify throughout the food web - i.e. higher-order predators ingest larger doses as they feed upon lower-order organisms . (everything2.com)
  • vegetation
  • Members of this genus have been recovered from a variety of habitats, but are especially common as saprophytes on decaying vegetation, soils, stored food, feed products in tropical and subtropical regions. (sunlandhi.com)
  • nitrogen
  • The leaves continue to decay, releasing excess phosphorus and nitrogen into local streams and lakes. (usgs.gov)
  • Fertilizer with high synthetic nitrogen content stimulates plant growth quickly but does not provide a continuous supply of this essential nutrient. (sfgate.com)
  • Nitrogen is available in the atmosphere but must be transformed before a plant can use it. (sfgate.com)
  • bodies
  • Every time the creatures relieve themselves, copper is lost from their bodies, so they ingest their waste to recycle the resource. (reference.com)
  • Rain and melting snow percolates through freshly fallen or already decaying leaves on streets and washes into storm drains that are typically routed directly to receiving water bodies. (usgs.gov)
  • insects
  • Insects that are beneficial for crop production because they pollinate plants, attack insect pests or serve other useful purposes. (illinois.edu)
  • waste
  • The plant is a repository for so-called transuranic waste shipped from federal nuclear laboratories and weapons sites. (rawstory.com)
  • grow
  • For example, green plants grow toward sunshine, certain microorganisms shrink into tiny balls when something touches them, and human beings blink when light shines into their eyes. (britannica.com)
  • Plants that grow best when temperatures are cool. (illinois.edu)
  • time
  • If taken in time following an accidental or deliberate release of radioactive iodine, such as would occur with a leak from a nuclear power plant or the detonation of a bomb containing a radioactive payload, potassium iodide saturates the thyroid with a form of iodine that persists in the gland. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The protective effects of potassium iodide last about 24 hours from the time it is ingested. (encyclopedia.com)
  • detection
  • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission yesterday dispatched a five-member team of radiation specialists to the Toledo-area power station to examine Davis-Besse's radiation detection equipment and review the procedures the plant management is supposed to enforce when workers enter radioactive areas. (ohiocitizen.org)
  • found
  • After inspectors found a large rust hole in the reactor's lid in March, the NRC ordered the plant shut down until it is repaired and safe to operate. (ohiocitizen.org)
  • type
  • Yet if you recently ate soya sauce in a Chinese restaurant, munched popcorn in a movie theatre, or indulged in an occasional candy bar - you've undoubtedly ingested this new type of food. (naturaltherapycenter.com)