On 3rd October, NTI published an article about a new report from Nuclear Threat Initiative that says the ingredients needed to build a radiological “dirty” bomb can be found in hundreds of facilities around the US, many of them vulnerable to theft. As a result, it says, experts believe the likelihood of a terrorist detonating a dirty bomb is much higher than an improvised nuclear device. Cesium-137 is said to be the mostpotentially dangerous radioactive source – located at thousands of sites in more than 150 countries, many of them poorly secured and vulnerable to theft. The report offers solutions for securing and eliminating radiological sources and shares case studies – in New York, for example, 15 of the city’s 32 cesium-137 irradiators in use as of 2014 have been replaced and seven more are pending. The report aims to serve as a guide and a toolkit for those interested in addressing the risks and understanding the technologies involved.
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