June 8, 2015

Israel Tested Dirty-Bombs

Series of tests in conjunction with four-year project at Dimona nuclear reactor measured damage and other implications of detonation of radiological weapon by hostile forces.

by Chaim Levinson

Israel recently carried out a series of tests in the desert in conjunction with a four-year project at the Dimona nuclear reactor to measure the damage and other implications of the detonation of a so-called "dirty" radiological bomb by hostile forces. Such a bomb uses conventional explosives in addition to radioactive material. . . .


A dirty bomb is not a "Weapon of Mass Destruction" but a "Weapon of Mass Disruption," where contamination and anxiety are the terrorists' major objectives.
--"Fact Sheet on Dirty Bombs," United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Is a dirty bomb a weapon of mass destruction?
Yes, but more because of its capacity to cause terror and disruption than its ability to inflict heavy casualties.
--"Dirty Bombs," The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Adam Withnall, "Isis's dirty bomb: Jihadists have seized 'enough radioactive material to build their first WMD',", June 10, 2015 -- Is it just a coincidence that this article came out 2 days after it was revealed that Israel had tested dirty-bombs?

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