Number of Attempts to Steal Uranium for Dirty Bomb

in Transnational Crime

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, there have been 2,200 recorded attempts of smugglers attempting to steal uranium between 1995 and 2012.

In order to create a dirty bomb, at least 55 pounds of highly enriched uranium is needed.

Source:  Damien McElroy, “Terrorists ‘acquire nuclear container to smuggle uranium’,” Telegraph, October 17, 2012.

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