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the generated by radioactivity remaining in a nuclear reactor it has been shut down.
the heat generated in a nuclear reactor after it has been shut down, produced by residual radioactivity in the fuel elements


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    occurring, engaged in, or operating after the normal or legal closing time for business: an after-hours drinking club. After normal working hours, after closing time; also, after legal or established opening hours. For example, I haven’t time while the shop is open, but I can see you after hours, or The restaurant employees sometimes stayed […]

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