The deliberate or accidental release of radioactive material is an increasing threat to modern society. Terrorists fabricating and detonating a dirty bomb with radiological material is a common scenario for emergency services. Radiological material can be easily obtained from medical waste, research facilities, and other sources. Conventional or homemade explosives can be used to disperse the poisonous material over large crowded metropolitan areas.
The expected financial and emotional impact of such an attack is enormous. This could easily affect the economy of an entire Nation. Unfortunately many authorities are no longer asking if this will occur, but Bruker Detection has developed innovative lightweight product solutions to combat any radiological threat.