dirty bomb


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dirty bomb

[¦dər·dē ′bäm]
(ordnance)
An explosive based on nuclear fission that emits many long-lived radioactive isotopes.
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When convicted terrorist Jose Padilla showed up at the Chicago airport in May 2002 allegedly with plans to carry out a dirty bomb attack, few people had ever heard of such a weapon.
Following the tests, Bureaux said if any of the simulated devices had been a real dirty bomb, "I believe we would have captured all the material contained in it essentially shutting it down.
RST) announced today the unveiling of its new Demron(TM) product line, designed specifically for protection against dirty bombs.
The trial's purpose was to prove that we could utilize long range sensors to detect materials used in dirty bombs and suitcase nukes.
Alarmist theories are what make dirty bombs so devastating, at least from a terrorist's vantage point.
The Government's Chemical, Biological, Radiological Committee is worried that terrorists could hit Glasgow and London Underground networks following the discovery of a plot in the US to explode a radiological device - or dirty bomb.
He came into this country with the intention, by various means, not just the dirty bomb idea, of killing hundreds and maybe thousands of Americans.
Security chiefs believe terrorists may try to hijack a ferry or tanker and launch a massacre on board or load a ship with a radiation dirty bomb before smashing it into a harbour.
Meanwhile, experts have confirmed that ISIS militants had acquired materials to create a dirty bomb, a device which uses chemical or radiological materials combined with a conventional bomb.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fanatics claimed to have constructed a dirty bomb after stealing 40kg of uranium from an Iraqi university.
ISLAMIC State fanatics have built a so-called dirty bomb, it was claimed yesterday.