dirty bomb

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an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination

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The auditors' aim this time around was to see whether the government had cleaned up its act and taken steps to close some simple gateways to obtaining the ingredients for a dirty bomb.
A dirty bomb combines nuclear material with conventional explosives to contaminate an area with radiation, in contrast to a nuclear weapon, which uses nuclear fission to trigger a vastly more powerful blast.
A dirty bomb uses radioactive material and conventional explosives to contaminate an area.
Another suspected IS fighter claimed independently: "IS has confirmed that we have acquired a dirty bomb from radioactive material from Mosul Uni
It's scary to think about a dirty bomb going off, but it's more disturbing to think about a dirty bomb going off and not knowing how to respond.
As soon as media hear that there has been a dirty bomb attack, the public "will probably just jump in their cars and try to get out of there.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith yesterday warned that the threat of terror attacks in public places, including from radioactive dirty bombs, was "growing".
SHOPPERS were warned to be on their guard last night as the Home Secretary revealed fears of a possible dirty bomb attack in the run-up to Christmas.
The results of tests involving controlled dirty bomb explosions, reported at a February meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, cast doubt on this scary scenario.
One of the containers has the cesium dirty bomb and the terrorists concealed inside.
On May the 8th of 2002, a soldier of our enemy, a trained, funded and equipped terrorist, stepped off that plane at Chicago's O'Hare; a highly trained al Qaeda soldier who had accepted an assignment to kill hundreds of innocent men, women and children by destroying apartment buildings; an al Qaeda soldier who still hoped and planned to do even more by detonating a radiological device, a dirty bomb, in this country; an al Qaeda soldier who was trusted enough to spend hour after hour with the leaders of al Qaeda .
1 million to establish a radiation and nuclear medical countermeasures program to identify products to treat civilians injured by a dirty bomb or nuclear attack.
Suppose it was created by terrorists wielding a dirty bomb, an explosive laced with a radioactive substance such as uranium or cesium?
When exposed to radiation from a dirty bomb or other radiation source, the sensing strip in this credit card-sized device develops a color immediately, indicating the level of radiation exposure, thus providing the wearer and medical personnel with instantaneous information on any possible exposure.
Osama bin Laden hasn't yet been able to replicate 9/11, but the silent damage he has inflicted on American freedom is almost as pernicious as the effects of a dirty bomb.