[ RadSafe ] South Africa Dirty Bomb

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Thu Jul 22 19:50:03 CDT 2010

July 22

         The IOL article is the best.  (It's the "Independent" on 
line.)  The NY Daily News article is the IOL article verbatim with a 
catchy first sentence or two added.  "The World" is an interview with 
a reporter, and doesn't reveal anything of substance.

         According to the Independent, this was a sting operation 
that was the culmination of an international investigation that 
included Interpol agents.  Since it was a sting operation, and since 
only a small amount of Cs-137 was recovered, at this juncture I would 
have to say that I'm a little skeptical of the entire episode.  Could 
it be the hubris of some over-wrought and self-important police 
agencies?  Time will tell.

Steven Dapra

At 04:14 PM 7/22/2010, Emer, Dudley wrote:
>Dudley Emer
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
>[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Robert Barish
>Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 3:09 PM
>To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] South Africa Dirty Bomb
>Does anyone on the list have details about a Cs-137 arrest in South
>Africa earlier this week?
>It was mentioned on MSNBC but I can't find any web reference to it.
>Rob Barish, PhD, CHP

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