‘Dirty bomb’ drill simulates crisis

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Two explosions rip through downtown Albany without warning.

The first bomb detonates in a parked car on the corner of Eagle and State streets. The second blast occurs around the same time about a half mile away on Swan Street near Madison Avenue.Emergency responders spring into action. Amid the chaos, six people are dead and another 20 injured.

That’s when authorities discover the detonations were both dirty bombs. One spreads the radioactive isotope Cezium-137 and the other Americium.

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2009/jun/03/0603_dirtydrill/

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