Homeland Security

Missing radioactive material may pose ‘dirty bomb’ threat

“About 140 cases of missing or unauthorized use of nuclear and radioactive material were reported to the U.N. atomic agency in 2013, highlighting the challenges facing world leaders at a nuclear security summit next week.

Any loss or theft of highly enriched uranium, plutonium or different types of radioactive sources is potentially serious as al Qaeda-style militants could try to use them to make a crude nuclear device or a so-called ‘dirty bomb’, experts say.”

Source:Missing radioactive material may pose ‘dirty bomb’ threat: IAEA | Reuters

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