Accession Number : AD1017501

Title :   Review of Radioisotopes as Radiological Weapons

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

Personal Author(s) : Curling,Carl A ; Lodge,Alex

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : A simple methodology for evaluating the credibility of radiological material as athreat was developed. This methodology compares the largest quantity of radioactive material typically found in a single instrument or device that is available in commercial practice (P) with the quantity of radioactive material necessary for it to pose a sufficient threat to be of concern (C). If the ratio of P to C is high (0.1 or greater), it is more credible that the radioactive material could be used in a radiological weapon.


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE