ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet on Dirty Bombs   [open pdf - 304KB]

A "dirty bomb" or radiological dispersal device (RDD) is a conventional explosive or bomb containing radioactive material. The conventional bomb is used as a means to spread radioactive contamination. It is not a nuclear bomb and does not involve a nuclear explosion. Any type of radioactive material could be used in a dirty bomb, but in general these devices would be unlikely to cause serious health effects beyond those caused by the detonation of conventional explosives.

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Date:
2003-05
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Public Domain
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pdf
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Issues in Ag-Security (May 2003), v.1, no. 5
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