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Dirty bomb : terrorism's low-tech, high-impact weapon

Author: Kirk WolfingerMatthew CollinsKim ShillinglawAlan RitskoPaula S ApsellAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : BBC : Distributed by WGBH Boston, ©2003.
Series: Nova (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this important film, Nova goes beyond the alarming headlines to answer critical questions: How easy is it to make a dirty bomb, and how does it differ from a conventional nuclear bomb? What would happen if terrorists were to explode a dirty bomb in the middle of London or Washington, DC? How dangerous is the fallout from a dirty bomb? What are the long-term effects and how well do we really understand them? And  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Wolfinger; Matthew Collins; Kim Shillinglaw; Alan Ritsko; Paula S Apsell; WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation.
ISBN: 1578079861 9781578079865
OCLC Number: 1039520832
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Approximate running time: 60 minutes.
Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova.
This video is produced with the permission of the BBC.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Nova (Television program)
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production ; additional production for Nova by Lone Wolf Pictures ; produced by Kirk Wolfinger, Matthew Collins, and Kim Shillinglaw ; managing director Alan Ritsko ; executive producer Paula S. Apsell.

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In this important film, Nova goes beyond the alarming headlines to answer critical questions: How easy is it to make a dirty bomb, and how does it differ from a conventional nuclear bomb? What would happen if terrorists were to explode a dirty bomb in the middle of London or Washington, DC? How dangerous is the fallout from a dirty bomb? What are the long-term effects and how well do we really understand them? And how can lives be saved if one explodes?

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