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dirty bomb

[¦dər·dē ′bäm]
(ordnance)
An explosive based on nuclear fission that emits many long-lived radioactive isotopes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However, in the terrorists' hands, cobalt could have been used to create a 'dirty bomb'.
The claim in question surfaced after two videos were posted on YouTube by a man named George Webb who claimed the Memphis had a "dirty bomb" aboard after it had been loaded in Pakistan during a recent Middle East trip.
But this secret group of fewer than 10 people - formed in April 2014 in North Dakota, Texas and Michigan - discovered that getting a license and then ordering enough materials to make a dirty bomb was strikingly simple in one of their three tries.
Behrooz Bayat, a former consultant at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told Trend that "notwithstanding the capability of Armenia for making a dirty bomb, I don't think that Armenia would have any incentive or motivation to deploy a dirty bomb in Azerbaijan because of the geographical entanglement between both countries: radio isotopes do not recognize borders."
Deadly bomb attacks in Brussels last month have fueled concern that Daesh could eventually target nuclear plants, steal material and develop radioactive "dirty bombs." Militants were found to have secretly videotaped the daily routine of a senior manager of a Belgian nuclear plant, Obama said.Obama said the required 102 countries had now ratified an amendment to a nuclear security treaty that would tighten protections against nuclear theft and smuggling.
Most of the facilities for the research and development of chemical weapons and dirty bombs are sunk below the surface of the secret 1.55 square mile site.
It's effectively an early warning system against dirty bombs."
Kromek will develop an advanced personal detection system for gamma and neutron radiation, kit that can be combined with other such systems to form large networks, providing information on radiation signatures over an extended area - thereby picking up on anomalies in cities that could indicate an act of terrorism, such as a 'dirty bomb'.
DIRTY BOMB FEAR Large quantities of Ir-192 have gone missing before in the United States, Britain and other countries, stoking fears among security officials that it could be used to make a dirty bomb.
A senior security official said: "They could simply attach it to explosives to make a dirty bomb."
At a recent House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.S.