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|Title:||Consequences of a Radiological Dispersal Event with Nuclear and Radioactive Sources|
|Authors:||MAGILL JOSEPH; HAMILTON David; LUETZENKIRCHEN KLAUS; TUFAN M.; TAMBORINI GABRIELE; WAGNER WERNER; BERTHOU VERONIQUE; VON ZWEIDORF ANDRE'|
|Citation:||Science and Global Security vol. 15 no. 2 p. 107-132|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|JRC Publication N°:||JRC41417|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||A potential terrorist attack utilizing a Radiological Dispersal Device would spread fear and panic on a massive scale, in addition to creating a widespread, severe, and longlasting economic burden. The main purpose of the present study is to make some assessments of the radiological impact of such an incident, with a primary focus on the public health risk. We discuss the possibility of utilizing radioactive sources or nuclear fuel in such an incident and make a comparison of the relative impact associated with each source.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Transuranium Elements|
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