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Caesium-137 'disappears' in Kazakhstan

Amidst fears that militant groups are looking to seize radioactive materials to use in a terror attack, reports now suggest that a containment of the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 has disappeared in Kazakhstan.

Local police in the Mangistau region said that the container may have fallen from a transporter and...
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U.S. Fears That Terror Groups Could Seize Radioactive Materials

The U.S. and Iraqi authorities have serious concerns that terrorists may be gaining access to nuclear and radioactive materials to use in some form of major terror attack.

A State Department official has revealed that the hard-line terror group, The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIS or ISIL), has now taken control...
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Thanks to the Japanese Meltdown, We're Ready

We're prepared not only for a possible nuclear power plant meltdown of our own, but we're also more prepared for a terrorist "dirty bomb." The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was so great that the level...
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Dirty Bomb Materials Lost in Russia

Large boxes of powdered Caesium 137, a powerfully radioactive substance that can be used to make dirty bombs, have been lost in the former Soviet Union. Unlike the solid Strontium-90 used in nuclear power plants that has been misplaced in Russia in the recent past, the Caesium was powdered, so it would be easy to pack into a dirty bomb.

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Making a Dirty Bomb Can Kill You

It turns out that the manufacturer of a dirty bomb will probably be killed long before he gets a chance to detonate it. This means that a dirty bomb may be more of a threat than a reality.

Getting the radioactive material together and making it into a bomb is a lethal occupation. To make an effective bomb, you need a lot of radioactive...

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Search for Lost Dirty Bomb Material

The United Nations is searching the former Soviet Republic of Georgia for radioactive equipment they know was abandoned there after the break-up of the Soviet Union. This material could be sold on the Russian black market to terrorists and used to build a dirty bomb.

Radiation experts from the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA...

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Dirty Bomber Doubts

In our June 11 news story ?FBI Prevented Dirty Bombing of D.C.,? we said, ?This FBI announcement comes just in time to save their reputation, after weeks of revelations that the FBI ignored the many warnings they received about September 11. We hope this is a real story and not just a face-saving puff piece and that the FBI is becoming...

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FBI Prevented Dirty Bombing of D.C.

The FBI have captured Abdullah Al Muhajir, a U.S. citizen with ties to al-Quaeda, who planned to explode a radioactive ?dirty bomb? in Washington, D.C. FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bomb plot was still in the "discussion stage."

Al Muhajir (who changed his name from Jose Padilla when he joined al-Quaeda) was captured on May 8 as...

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