dirty bomb

  1. an atom bomb that leaves considerable radioactive contamination
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How To Use dirty bomb In A Sentence

  • A dirty bomb is an explosive device manufactured to spread harmful radioactive material over a wide range.
  • What makes dirty bombs particularly troublesome is that radioactivity, like fire, is something we deal with on a daily basis.
  • Such radioactive waste can be used to make a dirty bomb. Times, Sunday Times
  • Even dirty bombs are a myth, such devices, even if they could be made, would be unlikely to deliver enough radiation to poison one person.
  • RAE Systems 'wireless-enabled AreaRAE, multi-gas and radiation, detection systems that provide real-time remote monitoring and a photoionization detector (PID) for parts-per-million measurements, were used at these events as early warning systems for public-safety threats, such as a dirty bomb or the release of toxic chemicals. Engineering Hardware-Software
  • Should that mean that Geiger counter sweeps searching for dirty bombs would become unconstitutional?
  • Our eyes met and the words dirty bomb flitted through my mind as I watched nails imbed in him, turning him into a human pincushion. Mercy Kill
  • The weapon could be a radiological device, a so-called 'dirty bomb'.
  • Experts say the components needed for a chemical attack or dirty bomb have a dual commercial use and are therefore widely available. Times, Sunday Times
  • I wonder what would be more costly, several one-day terminal shutdowns, or the cleanup from a low-tech radioactive dirty bomb shoved into an unsecured container somewhere along the way?
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