China syndrome definition

  • noun:
    • A hypothetical particular catastrophic failure where a nuclear reactor melts through floor of its fence and penetrates the planet earth's surface, continuing downward like (from a Western Hemispheric perspective) traveling through the earth toward China.
    • One example of these a nuclear mishap.
    • A behavior, policy, or scenario attribute of or concerning Asia; a real or potential disaster, specially one involving China.
    • A rare condition, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but that has significantly different qualities and happens in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.

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