Accession Number:

AD1017501

Title:

Review of Radioisotopes as Radiological Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States

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Report Date:

2016-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

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.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE