Q. With reference to ‘dirty bombs’ seen in the news recently consider the following statements:
1.It includes explosives and radioactive material.
2.It is cheaper and easier to transport compared to nuclear weapons.
3.It is more destructive than nuclear bombs.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

A dirty bomb contains conventional explosives like dynamite and radioactive materials such as uranium, which makes them cheaper and easier to transport when compared with nuclear weapons. When exploded, the material inside the bomb is scattered through the air. Although dangerous, it is not as destructive as a nuclear bomb.

Source: Business Standard