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dirty bomb

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(Military) informal a bomb made from nuclear waste combined with conventional explosives that is capable of spreading radioactive material over a very wide area
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Noun1.dirty bomb - an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
A-bomb, atom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
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But this secret group of fewer than 10 people - formed in April 2014 in North Dakota, Texas and Michigan - discovered that getting a license and then ordering enough materials to make a dirty bomb was strikingly simple in one of their three tries.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- While Iraqi authorities are searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra belonging to a US oilfield services company, experts discuss whether the quantity is enough for making a dirty bomb, in case the substance ends up in the hands of ISIL militants.
The article explains that a dirty bomb causes contamination rather than a nuclear explosion.
COUNTER-terror officers are desperately hunting for stolen radioactive material amid fears Islamic State could use it to make a lethal dirty bomb.
At a recent House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.
ISLAMIC State fanatics have built a dirty bomb, it was claimed yesterday.
ISLAMIC State fanatics have built a so-called dirty bomb, it was claimed yesterday.
Dirty Bomb Shell is not sugar coated in either content or language.
A so-called dirty bomb can combine conventional explosives such as dynamite with radioactive material.
If anybody ever doubted the power of a dirty bomb to devastate a nation, both physically and psychologically, those doubts have been eliminated by what is now going on in Japan.
A dirty bomb is a weapon that uses explosives to create a cloud of radioactive materials.