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originally posted by: Wookiep
This is strange. It seems like there was a theory about a stolen nuke in NC, or was it SC not more than a year or two ago? It was reported right here on ATS. Let's do some digging. I swear it was a big deal.
After they cleared four containers, authorities announced that there was no existing threat to the port Thursday, WCSC-TV reported.
The Coast Guard announced that the terminal would reopen and that a safety zone had been lifted early Thursday.
A suspect is being questioned in connection to the incident, according to the Coast Guard's Twitter account.
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: modified device
From what I have read some time ago there is no such thing as a 'dirty bomb in suitacase because a suitacase simply cannot contain enough ctirical mass material.
I am aware that what the articple referd to may not be a suitcase bomb but its relevant to put context into the discussion of a 'dirty bomb.'
originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: BlueAjah
I heard on the radio earlier this morning, that it was called in by "CONSPIRACY THEORISTS".
I had a chuckle, a sip of coffee and a little Face Palm.
But yes, the right thing to do in this case would be to notify the authorities.
Unified Command determines no existing threat to the port. Terminal will reopen & safety zone has been lifted," the Coast Guard tweeted. "There were four containers where threat was posed at terminal in Charleston, SC. These have been scanned and cleared by authorities."
It said the source of the "original reporting source of the threat" has been detained for questioning.
Coast Guard Lt. JB Zorn said the threat was based on an anonymous claim shared by a man on YouTube.
originally posted by: Brotherman
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the ship arrived on Flag Day (an American holiday of sorts)
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
a reply to: TerminalVelocity
Even so, to create a dirty bomb of sufficient power and "disruptive effect" you'd need so much radioactive material that interdiction would be almost a certainty.
originally posted by: SBMcG
Dry run for a real nuke...?
That day is coming, folks!
And it will be exactly like this... A freighter in a major US port.