Paul L. Williams, PhD
Cesium 137 Stolen from American University
A confidential FBI document states that an unspecified quantity of Cesium-137
has been stolen from a North American university. The document came from the
office of Bernadette R. Bland, the Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI’s
Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate.
My calls to Ms. Bland remain unanswered even though I left a message stating
that I had significant information about the missing Cesium and homegrown Muslim
terrorists who are intent upon launching a dirt nuke attack in several major US
cities. Instead of responding, Ms. Bland ordered that all information concerning
the missing radiological material be deleted from official websites and
The directive for a cover-up of the incident was sent as follows by Ms. Band to
the Oak Ridge National Laboratory:
"Oak Ridge National Laboratory Requests Removal of Document from Public
November 7, 2010
The following message was received on November 3, 2010. It requests the removal
of a For Official Use Only
FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate Nuclear/Radiological Outreach
Briefing which was presented at an event held in September 2010 at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL) regarding Test and Research Reactor facilities. The
document was inadvertently posted to the ORNL conference website at the
According to the Project Controls Analyst for the High Flux Isotope Reactor at
ORNL, one of the presentation’s authors contacted her regarding the
"unauthorized” publication. Information regarding the presentation’s authors is
contained on the first and last pages of the briefing and is reproduced below,
followed by the message from ORNL.
Bernadette R. Bland
Supervisory Special Agent Countermeasures
The Camel's Nose Under the Tent
The directive concerning the missing Cesium raises questions about other
incidents concerning matters of national importance that have been concealed
from the public.
The failure of Ms. Bland’s office to respond to my calls remain incomprehensible
since I have served the bureau for many years as a consultant on organized crime
and terrorism and since I have penned four best-selling and critically-acclaimed
books on the attempts of radical Islamists to secure nuclear and radiological
Indeed, my reports, concerning the presence of al Qaeda operatives at the
nuclear reactor of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, resulted in a $4
million lawsuit that remains to go to trial, despite substantiation of my claims
by Canadian law enforcement officials, officials from Harvard University’s
Belfer Center, and major news outlets.
The Stolen Cesium
The thief, according to the suppressed report, overturned a 600 pound liquid
scintillation counter and removed the rear access panel in order to gain access
to the Cesium. The scintillation counter, which measures ionizing radiation, was
kept in an unlocked room.
Cesium 137 is the ideal substance for a radiological weapon, that is, a "dirty
nuke.” A bomb made of 50 pounds of Cesium could kill hundreds in a matter of
minutes and contaminate thousands more.
A single grain of Cesium-137, if inhaled or ingested, is a bone sucker. It goes
straight to the marrow, halts the production of platelets, and causes the
mutation of cells. Within days of exposure, victims who have been exposed to
such particles will display the first signs of radiological poisoning: bleeding
from the nose and mouth, diarrhea, hair loss, purple fingernails, high fever,
Within a manner of months and years, such victims will develop various kinds of
malignancies: thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the
reproductive organs, and malignant brain tumors.
The bodies of such victims must be buried in lead-lined caskets to prevent
A dirty nuke composed of Cesium-137 would produce other results as well.
The decontamination effort would require that the radiological particles be
removed from the contaminated areas.
Removing cesium particles is no easy task. The particles cannot be blown away or
scrubbed away. The cleanup would require the dumping of mounds of sand over the
exposed soil, the uprooting of trees and shrubbery, the removal of all asphalt
and concrete from streets and sidewalks, the killing of household pets and park
animals (including birds), and the razing of homes and buildings.
Favorite Radiological Substance
The intent of radical Muslims to create and deploy radiological devises composed
of Cesium-137 was crystallized on November 23, 1995, when the Chechen rebels
planted such a devise in the heart of Izmailovsky Park on the outskirts of
The bomb had been made of seventy pounds of Cesium-137 with a black market value
of thirty-two million dollars.
The incident represented the first deployment of a radiological device as a
weapon of terror.
Regarding the incident, Shamil Basayev, commander of the Chechen rebels, said:
"Putting cesium in Moscow requires one person. One person gets killed and the