The Consequence of a Dirty Bomb Attack

“The Consequence of a Dirty Bomb Attack” by Carnegie Corporation nuclear policy specialist Carl Robichaud, appears in today’s edition of The Hill.

Robichaud’s essay draws lessons from the Fukushima reactor crisis as well as from last week’s multi-agency exercises—held in New York—to detect and respond to a dirty bomb.

Uncertainty, incomplete information and fear are among the consequences of a dirty bomb attack, he writes. And perhaps of greatest concern, are the massive human costs associated with large scale evacuations and the financial costs of an overnight plunge in property values near the affected area.

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