posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 01:47 PM
in fact the best thing to use would be the little bit you get in smoke detectors - a few thousand smoke detectors would give enough material to cover
NY in long lasting fall out.
i don't really worry about it though because a dirty bomb would be a rubbish weapon - as a small amount of radioactive fallout would spread a thin
dust into the air which would spread slowly and cause minimal health risks its hardly something to panic over.
Those of us who are prepared would probably take some iodine and find shelter in the center of a sealed building within a few hours of hearing about
the blast and would be safe, some people would inhale dust and get lung problems with a high chance of death, those who do get covered in the stuff
most would get minor radiation burns and some close to the epicenter might suffer radiation syndrome.
after a careful evac and decontamination the area would be be cleared, give it a few weeks and the background radiation will be lower than your
average granite mountain valley again.
the overall death toll would be lower than a conventional attack mumbai style, the disruption caused would be less than if [certain unprotected areas
of infrastructure] were blown up - oh and the people making and planting the bomb would probably get radiation sickness unless they were very
long term you might see local thyroid cancer rates rise again, not as high as they were when the US was actively using white sands and the other open
air testing sites for nukes.
oh and finding a radioactive bomb would be really easy for the army from the air (geiger muller tube's are surely fitted to seeker drones, scouts and
spy plains for finding enemy nukes) or to detect at a check point.
if you ask me the only reason the government hypes the idea of a dirty bomb because if any nutjob is going to try and make a WMD better they use a
dirty bomb or anthrax than [something easy to make and very deadly] or [the thing that would really cause major problems], oh that and they sound
really scary and fear = control.
[note to secret services around the world, it's ok i'm a lizard reptile demon overlord hybrid (just ask ericthered) and not a terrorist]