March 24, 2004

Dirty Bomb Questions and Answers

Dirty bombs and nuclear weapons explode in totally different ways. A dirty bomb is likely to be a primitive device composed of high explosives (such as dynamite or Semtex) and radioactive materials. The bomb blast rapidly disperses the radioactive particles, creating a radioactive contamination hazard. The blast itself of a dirty bomb is no more forceful than any other type of high explosive bomb.



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