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  Posted on: Saturday, April 6, 2019
GAO: Nuclear Regulators are Ignoring the Real Dangers of Dirty Bombs
Homeland Security Today
Radioactive material is used in thousands of locations throughout the United States for medical, industrial, and research purposes. But in the hands of terrorists, radioactive material could be used for a dirty bomb. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) considers the health risks from short-term radiation exposure when determining how to safeguard radioactive material. But experts told a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation that factors such as deaths during an evacuation and the cost of environmental cleanup should also be considered.

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