Wed, 17 August 2016
Radiologicial Dirty Bombs are relatively cheap and relatively easy to make. And although the number of people they might kill is relatively small, their economic and psychological effects could be huge. Which makes it surprising that, so far, they’ve never figured in a successful attack in the United States. Investigative reporter Patrick Malone of the Center for Public Integrity says, one thing that deserves no credit for preventing dirty bomb attacks is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s security program. Government investigators have tested it twice in the last 9 years. It flunked both times.