[ RadSafe ] How tough is it to build a dirty bomb?
webmaster at ki4u.com
Thu Feb 10 20:21:30 CST 2011
Other than the blast casualties from the explosion itself,
which would have happened even without a radiological
component added, the panic, if it was suspected to have
been 'dirty', will likely create more casualties than any rad
exposure, from strokes & heart attacks in the stampede
away from it & roads out turning into demolition derbies.
Regarding rad sources from afar coming in across our
porous borders, there's plenty loose here already says...
"Based on information available to the NRC, an
average of approximately 375 sources or devices
of all kinds are reported lost or stolen each year
in the U.S. -- that is, roughly one per day."
Admittedly, most would not be of sufficient activity, and
what was would also first need...
...well, I'll just leave it at that.
Bottom Line; If public was educated, the threat of panic
and attractiveness of RDD's to terrs would both erode.
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