Isotope seized in Georgia too small for dirty bomb

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Posted: Thursday, April 4, 2013 12:00 am

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Three men are under arrest in Georgia on charges of illegally possessing a radioactive isotope that can be used in a dirty bomb, but authorities say they didn't have enough to make one of the devices.

Police say the three Georgians were holding Americium-241. That is one of the substances widely seen as a possible component in explosive devices aimed at spreading radioactive particles that would kill or sicken people.

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