Fifty years earlier, Peter—then a high-school kid from Forest Hills, Queens—was bitten by a radioactive spider.
They dropped used syringes in an empty soda can: the radioactive Coke Can.
A decade ago a rash of radioactive tumbleweeds blew across the nearby plains.
radioactive ra·di·o·ac·tive (rā'dē-ō-āk'tĭv)
Of or exhibiting radioactivity.