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Can Cobalt be used as a dirty bomb.

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posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 10:27 AM
I read somewhere that adding cobalt jackets to thermonuclear weapons would essential poison the fallout over the target area. As if the blast raidiation was not enuf
. Anyway could you go about making a dirty bomb out of cobalt? There was news post about an closed uranium mine that collapsed and killed some illegal miners. The story claimed that they were probably mining Cobalt. Just a thought......

posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 11:43 AM
You can make a "dirty bomb" out of any radioactive material.

posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 12:46 PM
Yes, there has been research in the arena of "enhanced fallout" weapons, and it has been dismissed as a rather ineffective choice for either deterrence, or the extermination of what lives on this planet. This is a true nuclear device.

A reference to Cobalt enhanced Nuclear Warheads.

The other type of bomb, "A Dirty Bomb" or Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) merely uses a conventional high explosive to spread a radioactive material over an area. Rather ineffective, but a viable weapon for terror.

Radiological Dispersion Device fact sheet.


posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 03:05 PM
Here's pretty much about dirty bombs

And using uranium in bomb's case in nukes can greatly "boost" fallout with increase of yield.

[edit on 12-7-2004 by E_T]

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