Risk Analysis of Radiological Dispersal Devices

  title={Risk Analysis of Radiological Dispersal Devices},
  author={Greg M{\"o}ller},
• Radiological warfare (RW) began with the Manhattan Project in 1942 • Two years earlier, the National Academy of Sciences urged the US military to develop radioactive fission products to be used as nuclear bombarding projectiles. • The first of three reports states that radioactive material could be carried by aircraft, and dispersed as bombs over an enemy territory • The committee chair, Arthur Holly Compton, gave radiological warfare priority among the possible advantages of atomic energy… CONTINUE READING