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  • Evidence Points to Dirty-Bomb Plot

    10/29/2003 9:48:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 53 replies · 484+ views
    Insight ^ | Oct. 29, 2003 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Adnan El Shukrijumah is a suspected al-Qaeda organizer who is the subject of a worldwide manhunt by the FBI and CIA. He is believed to be working on Osama bin Laden's plan to trigger a radiological disaster inside the United States - the so-called "dirty-bomb" scenario where a small charge would trigger dispersion of radiation over a large area, wreaking havoc on those caught in the blast and making the blast area uninhabitable. High-grade uranium is not necessary for this project; ordinary, low-grade nuclear waste will be deadly enough. El Shukrijumah has eluded capture. But Insight in field interviews...
  • Thai police arrest man trying to sell 'dirty bomb' material

    06/13/2003 9:32:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 965+ views
    SeattlePI.com ^ | June 13, 2003 | PHILIP SHENON
    WASHINGTON -- Authorities in Thailand, acting on information from American investigators, seized a large amount of radioactive material from a Thai man, breaking up a plot to sell it to terrorists. He was peddling it for use in so-called "dirty bombs," according to American law enforcement officials. American officials said the seized material -- which Thai authorities said was cesium-137, a radioactive byproduct of nuclear power plants commonly found in medical equipment -- was believed to have originated in Russian stockpiles and been taken to Thailand through Laos. It could easily have been used in terrorist weapons, the officials said....