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2021-07-30 Science & Technology
Dirty bomb material disappears in transit in Michigan
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Posted by Shereth Shavirt9128 2021-07-30 06:26|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [317 views ]  Top

#1 Well, it's got to be here somewhere...

Let's play "Pin the Tail on the Nuclear Material"

Shall we...
Posted by Glavirt Chasing8888 2021-07-30 08:33||   2021-07-30 08:33|| Front Page Top

#2 Glavirt, Hopefully not just a smaller circle temporarily centered on Detroit's Cong. Dist. 13.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-07-30 09:55||   2021-07-30 09:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Another FBI lead crime so they can do a sting on it?
Posted by DarthVader 2021-07-30 10:37||   2021-07-30 10:37|| Front Page Top

#4 Actually, except for that pesky gamma ray this is a fairly "benign" isotope: short half-life and decays to "observationally stable" Platinum-192 (if I have read the table correctly). With its short half-life I am sure some industrial customer is beyond pissed that it disappeared in transit.
Posted by magpie 2021-07-30 11:26||   2021-07-30 11:26|| Front Page Top

#5 Another misleading headline, short lived radioisotopes are not dirty bomb material.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2021-07-30 12:36||   2021-07-30 12:36|| Front Page Top

#6 short lived radioisotopes are not dirty bomb material.

I'm not so sure. If your goal is blowing stuff up good, maybe not. But if your intent is to cause panic and a media event, a little bomb that scatters some debris and sets Geiger counters pinging madly, even if only for a few days, sounds like just the ticket. Can we get a ruling from the judges?
Posted by SteveS 2021-07-30 13:49||   2021-07-30 13:49|| Front Page Top

#7 Ref #6: Few would argue that fear, panic, and disruption appear to be the modern trend.
Posted by Besoeker 2021-07-30 13:52||   2021-07-30 13:52|| Front Page Top

#8 guess those "white supremacist" got it.
Posted by Chris 2021-07-30 16:43||   2021-07-30 16:43|| Front Page Top

#9 Michigan-bound radioactive material reported missing has been recovered
Posted by UPDATE-7-30-21 2021-07-30 17:10||   2021-07-30 17:10|| Front Page Top

#10 ^Thank G*d.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2021-07-30 17:38||   2021-07-30 17:38|| Front Page Top

#11 So it was never lost, they just didn’t know where it was.
Posted by Grunter 2021-07-30 19:12||   2021-07-30 19:12|| Front Page Top

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