Re: Nuke weapon/reactor/waste horror story links?

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 23:36:51 MST

john marlow <> Wrote:

> nukes can be tracked, perhaps even by satellite,

No way!

>by rad emissions,

If you were 5 feet away you might be able to detect emissions, but I
don't see how you could tell if they were coming from something harmless
or not, medical isotopes for example.

>making use difficult.

I wish that were true.

>Also, any party employing a backpack nuke must fear massive retaliation
>from the target nation.

But that's the big advantage a backpack nuke has over a ICBM, you won't know
where it came from, all you'll know is that Denver no longer exists.

           John K Clark

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