Yahoo! News – Scientists Say Dirty Bomb Would Be a Dud
“Other specialists agreed. “It’s the equivalent of blowing up lead,” said physicist Ivan Oelrich of the Federation of American Scientists.”
According to the EPA: “Lead is a highly toxic metal….” As you may recall, “Since the 1980’s, EPA and its federal partners have phased out lead in gasoline…” Remember the time when you could get gas with lead in it? Back before emission controls killed gas mileage.
Next time there’s a dirty bomber, whether the dirt is lead or uranium, maybe instead of arresting him, the government should just give him a map to Ivan Oelrich’s house.
(This ridiclulous article was brought to my attention by this excellent post from The Fat Guy. )