AW: [ RadSafe ] Dirty Bomb Material Report?

Robert Atkinson robert.atkinson at
Fri Mar 31 09:49:54 CST 2006

A few check sources is nothing.
If I was looking for material for an RDD I'd visit the local
construction site.
A fairly common moisture density gauge contains 8mCi of Cs137 (50 times
the amount suggested for the GAO case, plus a 40mCi Am241/Be neutron
They lose about two or three a month according to the NRC reports. 
One (serial No.15636) was stolen in Virginia in1997 and turned up on
eBay about a week ago! It was returned to its original licensee.
The GAO report just shows that the system works, a minimal amount of
material was detected and the identity of the persons involved was

Robert Atkinson. 

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] On
Behalf Of John Jacobus
Sent: 31 March 2006 16:09
To: radsafe at
Subject: RE: AW: [ RadSafe ] Dirty Bomb Material Report?

The survey meter Cs-137 check source I am holding in
my hand is 5 microcuries.  

--- "Muckerheide, James" <jimm at WPI.EDU> wrote:

> An article today in The New Republic states:
> "GAO employees smuggled 150 microcuries (a unit of
> radioactivity) of cesium"
> I don't have access to the article.
> Regards, Jim Muckerheide
> > 

"We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them."
Titus Livius
-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at

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