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   Dozens of vials of various nuclear isotopes have been showing up in the Georgian black market recently, but don't worry, they have no idea where it is all coming from

10 Dec 2012 10:59 AM   |   3243 clicks   |   Yahoo
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
I just hope that when the inevitable bomb goes off in the US, the wind won't be pushing that fallout shiat north.

10 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Hmmm, I have some old pinball machine parts I've been meaning to unload.

10 Dec 2012 10:48 AM
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ArkAngel    [TotalFark]  
I blame Kerplakistan

10 Dec 2012 10:59 AM
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Englebert Slaptyback     

but don't worry, they have no idea where it is all coming from


Atlanta?


*runs away*

10 Dec 2012 11:01 AM
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Slartibeerfest     
This would be a perfect vehicle for George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.

10 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
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tricycleracer     
www.tshirtpusher.com

10 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
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dittybopper    [TotalFark]  
Few years ago, I could have sold you some I131 laced urine, if you wanted it for radioactive watersports or something. All I would have had to do is convince the distaffbopper to pee in a jar.

10 Dec 2012 11:03 AM
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had98c     
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10 Dec 2012 11:03 AM
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BalugaJoe    [TotalFark]  
I bet its coming from Alabama.

10 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
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Beerguy    [TotalFark]  
news.bbcimg.co.uk

Not amused.

10 Dec 2012 11:11 AM
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BitwiseShift     
Nukular stuff appearing in the Georgia black market. Without the scientific expertise from neighboring Alabama and Arkansas this means nothing.  After the 14th Amendment they'll do anything to keep that market alive.

10 Dec 2012 11:13 AM
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factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  
I read an article on this (maybe TFA) earlier today, and they couldn't repeat the "killer dirty bombs" line enough. Yes, dirty bombs can kill, as they contain bombs... we're all pretty familiar with the hazards of explosives. The "dirty" part is a psychological weapon that really just kills local economies.

10 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
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pag1107     
Can you imagine what a sheer pain the ass a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack in the US would be? All the prep in the world wouldn't do diddly because people are so dumb and panicky.

10 Dec 2012 11:22 AM
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Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf     
If terrorists wanted me to build them a bomb, I'd keep the stuff and give them a box of used pinball machine parts.

10 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
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Hot Carl To Go     
Thankfully we can buy it on Sunday now too

10 Dec 2012 11:35 AM
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Mr Guy     

pag1107: Can you imagine what a sheer pain the ass a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack in the US would be? All the prep in the world wouldn't do diddly because people are so dumb and panicky.


Honestly, it'd probably look just like Katrina, only replace flood waters with radiation symbols. Everyone will flee, panic, notice there's a bunch of stuff, see if the looters are immediately dying, and rush back in if they aren't. The National Guard and Army would have to sweep it, and report safety numbers, and the second people are told it's at least quasi safe they'll be right back at the very limits. Only they'll be biatching the government needs to truck in perfect topsoil for their lawns and gardens, and in twenty years, they'll blame the attack for every health problem they've ever had, and demand the government pays for all their healthcare while chain smoking menthols.

10 Dec 2012 11:51 AM
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Mr Guy     

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: If terrorists wanted me to build them a bomb, I'd keep the stuff and give them a box of used pinball machine parts.


I'd be worried they'd get back at you sometime in the future.

10 Dec 2012 11:53 AM
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Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  

Slartibeerfest: This would be a perfect vehicle for George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.


I'm not scared of the man who wants to make 10 movies starring Clooney and Kidman. I'm terrified of the person who only wants to make one.

10 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
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filter     
Someone call in the Expendables.

10 Dec 2012 12:22 PM
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heavymetal     
FTFA: "At first we thought that this was coincidence," said Archil Pavlenishvili, chief investigator of Georgia's anti-smuggling team. "But since all of these cases were connected with Abkhazia, it suggests that the stuff was stolen recently from one particular place. But we have no idea where. "

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10 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
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8DragonFark     
Dr. Sheldon Cooper expresses interest...

10 Dec 2012 12:51 PM
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sobernutz     
It's prolly for a bunch of kids trying to get high......


Isotopin

10 Dec 2012 01:24 PM
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PanzerPants     
about a year or so ago I came across a vial a certain isotope I had and decided to dispose of it the proper way so rather than just tossing it in the field behind my house or flushing it (Im not stupid) I used to run a chemistry lab and had the vial from that time. Called the NRC to get the best agency locally to come test and pick it up. It took at least a month or two of back and forth with the guy from the DEP to finally come out and pick it up . It was quite a sight. My mother who was visiting from Florida got enough of a kick out of it to take pictures of the DEP hazardous waste containment truck that came in and setup in my driveway and took readings of the area and material and garage. Proper storage kept any secondary irradiation from being an issue but items used to handle it needed to be disposed of as well.
While a pretty unique experience, My thought was why it took so long for them to finally come and pick it up. I told them what it was and in the wrong hands could have been used to cause problems and in a form that is easily dispersed. I would have thought they would have been out the very next day, or at least within a couple of days. They must have been swamped with Radioactive material recovery calls those months.
Funniest part was when my Weimaraner knocked over one of his meters and broke it. luckily he was cool cause he said that one needed to go in for calibration anyway so he brought out a spare meter.

10 Dec 2012 01:32 PM
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gutterman     

heavymetal: FTFA: "At first we thought that this was coincidence," said Archil Pavlenishvili, chief investigator of Georgia's anti-smuggling team. "But since all of these cases were connected with Abkhazia, it suggests that the stuff was stolen recently from one particular place. But we have no idea where. "

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That girl on the right has a very large finger...

10 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
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Mr. Shabooboo     
I just don't ever see a scenario where a non-state group could create their own full fledged
nuclear weapon.. A dirty bomb, sure..But that is it. There is no trick to that. A full blown real
nuclear weapon created using just raw materials would take WAY more infrastructure, expertise,
and money than any group could do. It would take billions in machinery and support equipment
alone to refine a raw material into something weapons grade. Then it would take billions more again
in equipment, expertise and support to construct a device. Even at that, an untested design might
not even create a yield and then you just end up with a dirty bomb..

10 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
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