dirty bomb

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an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination

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THIS first-person-shooter is based on Tom Clancy's 1991 novel The Sum Of All Fears, a tale of terrorism and dirty nukes.
The latest, for PC, is based on his 1991 book, The Sum Of All Fears, a tale of terrorism and dirty nukes which has become particularly relevant since September 11.
It must be said, however, that when it comes to palpable worries about explosives and dirty nukes and mass homicides, so many in our City of Angels have taken a pass.
Dirty nukes are not full scale atomic devices, but one bomb could wipe out tens of thousands of people and spread radiation over a wide area.