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How fast does nuclear radiation travel?


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2011-03-17 20:44:42
2011-03-17 20:44:42

If it is borne by wind blown dust and small particles, then as fast as the wind, potentially. If it is direct radiation like gamma rays, then this travels at the speed of light.


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At the same speed as the wind that is carrying it (if it is airborne). Potentially very fast if its in a hurricane :)

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Depends on atmospheric conditions and winds. There is a possibility that the distance would be infinate. Nuclear radiation takes centuries to disipate.

Since Nuclear radiation is simply electromagnetic waves and all electromagnetic waves travel at the speed of light all nuclear radiation travels at the speed of light. But the frequency will vary.

Nuclear Plants give off radiation, however when some of the nuclear plants in Japan were destroyed, some of the radiation did travel here but the radiation it sent here isn't strong enough to do any damage :)

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it depends on the type of radiation alpha ((type of)nuclear radiation) can't travel through it for very long Infra red (heat) can but is absorbed by the particles in the water as it goes

The speed of light. It IS a form of light.

Sure. But the thicker and more dense the solid is, the more radiation is blocked. A nice, heavy blocker of nuclear radiation is lead.

Gamma Rays can travel the furthest out of Beta, Alpha and gamma rays

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ICBMs can travel at over 15,000 mph.

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A nuclear explosion is not possible in the design of a modern nuclear power plant but the problem is radioactive material being released into the atmosphere and nearby environment. If radiation is released into the atmosphere then it can travel many miles from the site of the nuclear plant or into the water system. The cleanup of a nuclear meltdown and radiation leak includes costly monitoring and decontamination of the radiation-affected areas.

people are planning to store nuclear radiation there.

Nuclear radiation is not affected at all, but radiation by Electromagnetic Radiation is. This is a straight Physics topic, not Nuclear Energy.

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At the speed of light. 186,000 mps or 300,000 kps

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About 40000 mph to 60000 mph depending on the type of missile.

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yes there is extreme amounts of gamma radiation in in nuclear bombs

Yes a nuclear bomb gives radiation. Radiation is transfer of energy through empty space.

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