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Experts Say 'Dirty Bomb' Attack Likely

Terrorists are “all but certain” to set off a radiological weapon in the United States, since it will take authorities too many years to track and secure the radioactive materials of such “dirty bombs,” a team of nuclear researchers has concluded. The U.S. and other key governments took an important step on controls this month, agreeing at the G-8 summit to tighten — by the end of 2005 — restraints on international trade in highly radioactive materials. But thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of high-risk radioactive sources are already in use worldwide, with few accurate registries for tracing them, the scientists say. They cite Iraq, where an undetermined number of such sources have gone missing in the postwar chaos. Full Story

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