Radioactive pollution

Radioactive contamination, also called radiological contamination, is the deposition of, or presence of radioactive substances on surfaces or within solids, liquids or gases, where their presence is unintended or undesirable. Nuclear waste handling and disposal may generate low to medium radiation over a long period of time. The radioactivity may contaminate and propagate through air, water, and soil as well. When nuclear radiations and X-rays pass through genetic cells, they affect the chromosomes. When the genetic cells are affected then the consequences are serious because the genes are affected i.e. mutation occurs. … Tumors, cancer and developmental changes are other long-range effects of radiation pollution.