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Terrorists can't build dirty bomb from Iraqi booty: scientists

There is little danger of terrorists using stolen radioactive material from Iraq to build a so-called dirty bomb, say the country’s scientists, because most of the looted material has been recovered and was low in radiation anyway. Abbas Balasem said he didn’t think Saddam Hussein revived efforts to build nuclear weapons after UN officials destroyed his initial program in the wake of the 1991 Gulf War. The required resources weren’t available, Balasem said. Balasem is one of several Iraqi scientists attending a meeting of the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Full Story

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