The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Dirty Bomb" ...
"Radioactive devices are stolen from cars, disappear from construction sites, fall off trucks and generally go astray at a startling pace. A computer database compiled by The Canadian Press showed how dozens of these tools - from a darkroom truck in northern British Columbia to a device used for molecular separation in Montreal - have gone missing in the last five years. The items vanished despite federal disaster planning reports that warn terrorists could wreak multimillion-dollar havoc if a nuclear gauge was used to build a crude 'dirty bomb.'"
A Primetime investigative team examined security at nuclear research reactors at universities across the country and discovered shockingly lax security at numerous locations. Their findings contradicted assurances of a "heightened state of security awareness" from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. After the report aired several members of Congress called for investigations of the state of security at nuclear reactors.
This investigation uncovered just how easy it is to buy enough radioactive material in the former Soviet Union to make a dirty bomb. The investigation was focused on Georgia. The reporters found that radioactive materials were found in Georgia every year since the Russians left, that for $10,000 they could buy enough Cesium - 137 to make a bomb, and that security around the facilities for radioactive material is very lax. The president of Georia discussed his security concerns with the reporters.
The CNN Presents Team went to Pakistan, Korea, Hong Kong Macau, Russia, and across the US for this report, talking to current and former intelligence officials, government sources, and scholars in this field. These experts pointed CNN to three countries they feared cold be the source of nuclear material for terrorists: Russia, Pakistan, and North Korea.
The Case of the Dirty Bomber- How a Chicago Street Gangster Allegedly Became a Soldier for Osama Bin Laden
From being a cheap Chicago ganster to a Bin Laden associate and finally a prisoner in a Chicago jail, Jose Padilla has come full circle. Time details Padilla's prodigal run into infamy by delineating his life so far- starting off as a deep Chicago neigbourhood guy, he converted to Islam after his family shifted to Florida. From here, he travelled to Cairo to learn Arabic and finally presented a plon to choke America with an H-Bomb, to Abu Zubaydah in Pakistan. As he was returning to America, Padilla was finally arrested at the airport and is now cooling his heels.
Three women stepped forward to expose a hostile and dangerous work environment at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago. The stories of on-the-job harassment ranged from supervisors demanding sexual favors for possible promotions to being physically attacked on the job for refusing sexual advances. Hidden cameras also found pornographic magazines and graffiti in the break rooms at two sewage treatment plants. One of the whistleblowers received a bomb threat days before the report was aired.
New West article examines the use of homemade nuclear bombs for terrorist kidnapping threats; article also looks into the health and safety risks that use of such "dirty" bombs creates, December 1979.