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  • explosive
  • Explosives and blasting agent (not including Class C explosives) - "Explosive" means a chemical that causes a sudden, almost instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, or high temperature. (springfieldmich.com)
  • Sodium metal reacts vigorously when exposed to water, releasing hydrogen and large quantities of heat, thereby providing not only an explosive gas mixture but also a source of ignition. (neimagazine.com)
  • risks
  • EPA's National Priorities List includes over a thousand of the nation's most seriously contaminated hazardous release sites, many of which pose unacceptable human exposure or unknown human exposure risks. (gao.gov)
  • Without a monitoring capability, DOE faces increased risks of an accidental plutonium release that could harm workers, the public, and the environment. (gao.gov)
  • This minimises the hazards and risks associated with cutting into the reactors to remove the affected components. (neimagazine.com)
  • spill
  • including crude oil.Chemical or Oil spillage An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment due to human activity. (scribd.com)
  • defense
  • Similarly, the Department of Defense (DOD) addresses hazards at thousands of contaminated areas on active and former military installations. (gao.gov)
  • The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that cleaning up contamination and hazards at thousands of properties that it formerly owned or controlled will take more than 70 years and cost as much as $20 billion. (gao.gov)
  • To further ensure that all hazards caused by DOD at FUDS properties are identified, the Secretary of Defense, as an initial step, should direct the Corps to use the newly developed guidance and procedures to review the files of FUDS properties that it has determined do not need further study or cleanup action to determine if the files contain adequate evidence to support the no DOD action indicated (NDAI) determinations. (gao.gov)
  • To help ensure that all potential hazards are adequately identified and assessed, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Corps to develop and consistently implement more specific guidelines and procedures for assessing FUDS properties. (gao.gov)
  • leaks
  • Nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen has called for Vermont Yankee to be shut down at least until the origin of its tritium leaks is found and fixed, in order to prevent any more tritium from being released into site groundwater and the Connecticut River. (beyondnuclear.org)
  • The Rutland Herald has praised the wife-and-husband team Maggie and Arnie Gundersen (pictured, left) of Fairewinds Associates, Inc. for getting it right all along on the aged Vermont Yankee atomic reactor, such as persistently asking questions about buried pipes that Entergy Nuclear denied, under oath, even existed, but now are likely the source of hazardous tritium leaks into groundwater and the Connecticut River. (beyondnuclear.org)
  • U.S. Rep. Paul Hodes, D-N.H., has announced a bill proposing that New Hampshire officials share in overseeing regulation at the Vermont Yankee atomic reactor , source of concentrated hazardous radioactive tritium leaks into groundwater that will eventually flow into the Connecticut River. (beyondnuclear.org)
  • Brad Sylvester's article "Vermont Yankee's Radioactive Waste Likely Leaching into Connecticut River," posted at associatedcontent.com , provides a healthy dose of common sense skepticism to counteract the radiation doses flowing out of Entergy Nuclear, as well as the half-truths flowing from the lips its corporate officials as they try to undo the PR damage resulting from tritium leaks from underground pipes that supposedly didn't exist. (beyondnuclear.org)
  • nuclear
  • There has been a significant amount of radioactivity released into the atmosphere," says Ian Hutchinson, professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (popularmechanics.com)
  • Tokyo Electric Power Company, which runs the reactors, has reported releases of both iodine-131 and cesium-137, the two primary radionuclides that nuclear fission creates. (popularmechanics.com)
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-06-164T entitled 'Securing U.S. Nuclear Materials: Poor Planning Has Complicated DOE's Plutonium Consolidation Efforts' which was released on October 7, 2005. (gao.gov)
  • Learn what a nuclear blast is and the hazards of nuclear devices. (disasterassistance.gov)
  • potential
  • The research identified potential chemical hazards ranging from lead to radioactive waste in rural and urban sites in the Great Lakes watershed. (buffalo.edu)
  • Aside from the most recent fire in Williamsburg, most of these events have gone under-reported and little to no public information was released regarding the potential health and safety hazards presented by these fires. (nag-brooklyn.org)
  • The Corps' determinations are questionable because there is no evidence that it reviewed or obtained information that would allow it to identify all the potential hazards at the properties, or that it took sufficient steps to assess the presence of potential hazards. (gao.gov)
  • These guidelines and procedures should provide instructions for conducting site visits to ensure that each site receives an adequate site visit and that all potential hazards are properly assessed. (gao.gov)
  • The Army Corps of Engineers has developed more specific guidance to identify and assess potential hazards as recommended. (gao.gov)
  • Our job as your professional home inspector is to alert you, to the extent possible, to unknown problems and potential environmental hazards in your current or potential house. (arrowsvcs.com)
  • danger
  • The CEM is a higher priority message than the Local Area Emergency (LAE), but the hazard is less specific then the Civil Danger Warning (CDW). (weather.gov)
  • inhale
  • The products of combustion are also toxic, and can cause severe caustic and thermal burns on coming into contact with skin, as well as being hazardous to ingest or inhale. (neimagazine.com)
  • 2017
  • Oak Ridge Turnpike re-opened near Big Turtle Park after about 1.5 hours Wednesday afternoon, May 17, 2017, after authorities investigated a possible hazardous materials situation involving a truck pulling a flatbed trailer with two cargo containers marked radioactive. (oakridgetoday.com)
  • containers
  • It wasn't immediately clear if there was any hazardous materials detected, although the truck and its containers were presumably deemed to be okay since they were escorted through town, and workers and police officers were standing near them at Toxco. (oakridgetoday.com)
  • The primary goals for the Russian researchers were to study whether hundreds of containers with dumped radioactive waste in the Kara Sea were leaking or not. (peakoil.com)
  • However, especially one barge that was discovered at 400 meters depth, filled with radioactive waste containers, requires special attention for the future. (peakoil.com)
  • emergency
  • The CDW, which usually warns of a specific hazard and gives specific protective action, has a higher priority than the Local Area Emergency (LAE). (weather.gov)
  • include
  • This could include a radioactive event. (disasterassistance.gov)
  • These guidelines and procedures should include a listing of typical hazards that might be present at certain types of properties, such as communication facilities or motor pools, and incorporate the guides already developed for ordance hazards and Nike missile sites into Corps procedures. (gao.gov)
  • coastal waters
  • where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. (scribd.com)
  • 24 hour-a-day staffed facilities in 46 "Captain of the Port Zones" are maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard, for command, control, and surveillance of releases in coastal waters. (epa.gov)