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Author Steinhausler, Friedrich
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Nuclear Terrorist ♦ Radioactive Material ♦ Technical Requirement ♦ Nuclear Weapon ♦ Threat Scenario ♦ Radiological Malevolence ♦ Nuclear Power Plant ♦ Dedicated Terror Organization ♦ Justified Concern ♦ Attack Mode ♦ Certain Degree ♦ Criminal Intent ♦ Radioactive Dispersion ♦ Multiple Barrier
Abstract There is justified concern that terrorists may use nuclear or other radioactive material to commit an act of terrorism. However, there are multiple barriers to be overcome by a terror-ist to actually be able to deploy such a weapon. This article discusses four threat scenarios involving nuclear and other radioactive materials: radioactive dispersion with criminal intent, radiological malevolence, attack on a nuclear power plant, and nuclear weapons. Altogether, 16 attack modes are identified with largely different logistical and technical requirements for their implementation. However, none of them should be considered as out of realm for a dedicated terror organization with a certain degree of sophistication.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article