âxâl-e haste-yi (#)
Fr.: déchets nucléaires
A particular type of radioactive waste that is produced as part of the nuclear fuel cycle. These include extraction of uranium from ore, concentration of uranium, processing into nuclear fuel, and disposal of byproducts.
Fr.: déchets radioactifs
The radioactive by-products from the operation of a nuclear reactor or from the reprocessing of depleted nuclear fuel. Also known as nuclear waste.
→ radioactive; → waste.
Unwanted or unusable items, remains, or byproducts. → nuclear waste; → radioactive waste.
M.E., from O.Fr. wast, g(u)ast, from L. vastum, neuter of vastus "waste."
Âxâl "waste, rubbish," of unknown origin.