Total quantity or scope: The contracting authority rents regularly external parties for the detection of conventional explosives
The focus includes reducing vulnerabilities to threats such as IEDs and conventional explosives
, weaponized chemical and biological agents, and nuclear materials, among others.
Some have also suggested conventional explosives
, claiming that oil prospectors on land have used such blasts to put out fires and seal boreholes.
bombs that would combine conventional explosives
with highly dangerous
Prior to that he was an officer with British special forces, an expert in bomb disposal covering everything from conventional explosives
to chemical warfare and nuclear devices before being selected as one of the UK's three inspectors sent to Iraq to look for weapons of mass destruction in the run up to the second Gulf War.
It had been enriched enough to work in a "dirty bomb" which uses conventional explosives
to scatter radioactive debris.
But security experts fear they might use radioactive material in a so-called dirty bomb in which conventional explosives
would be used to spread nuclear contamination over a widespread area.
The chapter entitled "Hazards" lists four categories of terrorist attack: conventional explosives
and secondary devices; chemical agents; biological agents; and nuclear/radiological.
SEVERAL hundred tons of conventional explosives
are missing from a former Iraqi military facility, the UN nuclear watchdog said yesterday.
The New York Times reported that recent activities included the movement of materials around several sites, including one close to a location where intelligence agencies reported last year that tests of conventional explosives
that could compress a plutonium core and set off a nuclear explosion were conducted.
As reported in later editions of last night's Chronicle, they are also charged with planning to use radioactive materials, chemicals, toxic gases or conventional explosives
in an attack.
A "dirty bomb" would cause widespread chaos if the radioactive waste was deliberately ignited by conventional explosives