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Terrorist Nuclear Threat Real

Thursday, 31 January 2002 12:00 AM

A dirty bomb is a crude nuclear device that weds a traditional explosion with radioactive material, which could contaminate a wide area and cause heavy casualties in a densely populated area.

"As fears rise over terrorists trying to possess nuclear bombs, a disturbing trend is emerging in the shadowy world of weapons smuggling: More thieves are trafficking in plutonium and highly enriched uranium, the essential materials for a nuclear device,” the Tribune reported.

The U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna has confirmed "411 incidents of trafficking in nuclear material and industrial and medical radioactive sources.”

Russia remains the main source of stolen nuclear materials.

The Tribune noted that "all the trafficking cases since 1999 have occurred in Europe or the countries of the former Soviet Union. In Paris, police arrested three men and seized 5 grams of highly enriched uranium inside a lead cylinder.”

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