DIRECTORWolfinger, Kirk / Collins, Matthew / Shillinglaw, Kim
TITLEDirty Bomb
DISTRIBUTORWGBH Boston
ISBN1578079861
DATE PUBLISHED2003
RUNNING TIME60 minutes


This NOVA film provides facts about dirty bombs and the details of their use as terrorist weapons. It explains the difference between conventional, high tech atomic bombs and low tech dirty bombs (radiological dispersive devices, RDDs). The sources of materials for dirty bombs are discussed as well as the construction of those devices. The physical, medical, psychological, and economic effects resulting from the use of an RDD are presented through two scenarios, one set in London, England, and the other in Washington, D.C. Commentaries from experts appear throughout the video. There is a companion website.


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