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Radioactive Thefts and Dirty Bomb Threats

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December 11, 2013
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“The recent theft of a truckload of highly radioactive material in Mexico unearthed a series of panicked questions about the homeland security threat of dirty bombs. What are they, what can they do, who has them, and who could have them were questions the media found themselves mostly unprepared to answer. Without too large a lapse, however, the geopolitical, historic, and scientific answers slowly made their way into the updates and the immediate scare was diminished. Just two days after the theft, the materials were recovered and any immediate danger from the incident ended, apart from the continued danger the thieves themselves face for exposure to radioactive materials.”

Source: OODA Loop – Radioactive Thefts and Dirty Bomb Threats