What I learned today. If I were a would-be jihadist, I would lean towards a dirty bomb attack, although technically a chemical one would inflict more casualties. While the Vancouver Olympics would be a great target, particularly the inside of B.C Place, my maximum destruction could be had if I placed a cesium-137 device at the CN tower. Some amateur meterological knowledge is needed, because a good 4 meter per second west, south-westerly wind would allow me to contaminate a swath right through the eastern 401 corridor. Terrific.
Where can I find some "dirty bomb" material? According to the informative article, it can be found in something as simple as a gauge used to measure oil wells. Good to know. For the conceptually impaired, I suggest a quick viewing of this video which uses Google to help track the devastation.
I'm glad the government released this study, and the media is so willing to spread the word. Think of all the tedious hours a wannabee terrorist would have wasted finding out this valuable information. I look forward to the release of the final report early next year, so I can expand my knowledge further. Feel safer now?