Fears radioactive material stolen in #Iraq could be used for ‘dirty bomb’ 


Iraqi authorities are concerned with the theft of “highly dangerous” radioactive material, Reuters reports citing a leaked document. The material could be used by ISIS to build a “dirty bomb,” concerned officials told the agency.TrendsIraq carnageThe theft involved “a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 with highly radioactive activity belonging to SGS,” according to a document seen by Reuters. The document dated November 30 was addressed to the Center for Prevention of Radiation at Iraq’s environment ministry; the news agency says various officials have confirmed its content.

Source: Fears radioactive material stolen in Iraq could be used for ‘dirty bomb’ — RT News