Fresh US fears of 'dirty bomb'
Scientists have been secretly testing radiation levels in major US cities as part of the latest security alert, the Washington Post has reported.
The newspaper says officials feared a radioactive "dirty bomb" could target New Year celebrations.
It says the government sent out dozens of nuclear scientists with detection equipment hidden in briefcases and golf bags to check for radioactive material.
If Iraq couldn't make one, how does a stateless, loosely organized band of terrorists do the same?
posted by Steve @ 12:27:00 AM