[ RadSafe ] Curiosity query

John R Johnson idiasjrj at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 11:29:51 CDT 2013


I don't think the radioactivity (or dose) is important. The words "nuclear
bomb" will scare most people and cause accidents, etc.


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Maury <maurysis at peoplepc.com> wrote:

> Can anyone tell me or suggest a link to description of the size and weight
> of the radioactive components of the Hiroshima bomb?  Also would like to
> know weight and size of the shielding required to handle this material.
>  How did they load this material onto the USS Indianapolis without lethal
> irradiation of handlers?  Am wondering if these answers would shed any
> light on what would be required to attempt a practicable so-called dirty
> bomb if not a practicable nuclear weapon.
> Seems to me that terrorist groups would be hard pressed to handle a
> nuclear weapon even if any of our opponents saw fit to give them one ...?
>  The implication to me is that a dirty bomb of any serious yield would not
> be feasible?
> Thanks for comments.
> Maury&Dog
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