Thursday, July 14, 2005

De-mythologizing "Dirty Bombs"

As I've blogged at this crossposting, I'm glad to hear that someone--a former Navy Nuke as a matter of fact--is putting out the gouge on the radiological "dirty bomb" threat.
"Although radiological weapons—‘dirty bombs'—are not likely to be very dangerous, most people don't know this and they would panic after an attack. This reaction and the potential harm it can cause is very seductive to terrorist groups," Karam says. "However, through education and proper preparation we can reduce the risks and minimize the effects of a potential attack."
(hat tip: Eric at The Sub Report)


At 12:35 AM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Dr. Karam can only hope to combat widespread, public misconceptions with an updated "Civil Defense" radiological documentary more entertaining than HBO's devastating radiac scenes: PCs fail, fatal doses exceeded, large metro areas sealed off for eons. A documentary will only be entertaining, however, if a credible, all-star cast is used.
Starting to see a funding problem yet? Perhaps Govs. Arnie and Jesse will donate their time for $1.

At 10:59 AM, Blogger submandave said...

Since 9/11 I've always said the most likely next attack is a RDD (Radiological Dispersion Device, i.e. "dirty bomb") and the effect will be more economical due to panic and abandonment. For example, if someone contaminates the Chicago commodities market how many people do you think would be on the Long Island Express the next morning heading in to Manhattan?


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