Israel built, exploded ‘dirty bomb’ in nuclear test

Haaretz reports: Israel recently carried out a series of tests in the desert in conjunction with a four-year project at the Dimona nuclear reactor to measure the damage and other implications of the detonation of a so-called “dirty” radiological bomb by hostile forces. Such a bomb uses conventional explosives in addition to radioactive material.

Most of the detonations were carried out in the desert and one was performed at a closed facility. The research concluded that high-level radiation was measured at the center of the explosions, with a low level of dispersal of radiation by particles carried by the wind. Sources at the reactor said this doesn’t pose a substantial danger beyond the psychological effect.

An additional concern stems from a radiological explosion in a closed space, which would then require that the area be closed off for an extended period until the effects of the radiation are eliminated. [Continue reading…]

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2 thoughts on “Israel built, exploded ‘dirty bomb’ in nuclear test

  1. john alexander

    Where are the politicians and the media….Why are they not talking about Israel’s violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty? Is Iran the only culprit in the area? Israel is a state over and above every law and treaty it violates. Thanks to uncle Sam and the lackeys of the European Union. We are living in the night mare of a nuclear attach in the middle east. ISIS destroyed museums and human heritage. Israel will destroy everything including.

  2. Paul Woodward

    Sorry to get legalistic, but Israel can’t actually violate the NPT because, unlike Iran, it’s not a signatory to the treaty.

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