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dirty bomb

[¦dər·dē ′bäm]
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An explosive based on nuclear fission that emits many long-lived radioactive isotopes.
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This training ensures an understanding of the scientific basis behind the response guidance to dirty bombs.
These were unveiled in another Sigma test last year in the form of a (http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-10-11) "whodunit" scavenger radiological hunt that saw a thousand volunteers participate to foil a fictional dirty bomb plot.
The clandestine group's goal was clear: Obtain the building blocks of a radioactive "dirty bomb" - capable of poisoning a major city for a year or more - by openly purchasing the raw ingredients from authorized sellers inside the United States.
WASHyNGTON TIMES: ARMENIA'S NUCLEAR MATERIAL CAN BE USED TO ARM DIRTY BOMB
President Barack Obama urged world leaders Friday to do more to safeguard nuclear facilities to prevent "madmen" from groups like Daesh (ISIS) from getting their hands on a nuclear weapon or a radioactive "dirty bomb."
It is hard to believe that the Shiite terrorists can develop game-changing poison chemicals and dirty bombs in the heart of Syria, without Russian intelligence noticing what was going on.
A WAVE of high-value manufacturing jobs could be on its way to Teesside after a tech firm's 'dirty bomb' detector win.
Kromek has produced the D3S, the world's first fully-approved gamma and neutron detector available in volume shipment, a move which sees the firm step up the battle to counter so-called "dirty bomb" terrorism.
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.
EXCLUSIVE BY NICK DORMAN AND NEIL DOYLE ISLAMIC State fanatics have built a dirty bomb, it was claimed yesterday.
Speaking during a dinner hosted by US President Barak Obama on the concluding day of the two-day nuclear security summit, Gilani admitted that the threat of terrorist acts involving 'dirty bombs' are more real than ever and have global dimensions.