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Allison: No, but it is complicated because the supply side of the dirty bomb threat is so mammoth that it is virtually impossible to imagine coping with it adequately. The number of actors who might conduct such an attack is also extremely large. And while you might like to try to make people aware of the threat and the fact that it's got a heavy psychological as well as physical component, it is difficult to do so without also suggesting opportunities for people to do things, mischievous things that they might not have thought of. So in the array of threats, it's a particularly complicated one to try to deal with.
And while there have been some preparations in the U.S. government to try to be capable of decontaminating sites in the same way that buildings were decontaminated after the anthrax attacks, that part has not been overly publicized and probably needs to be more so.
There would be alarm, of course. I think we need to give people an idea of what constitutes a dirty bomb. A dirty bomb is a blast caused by some bomb, and then there is a dispersal of radioactive material that may be more or less toxic, more or less harmful. Then there are the psychological consequences among the people, who are terrified.