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2006-03-28 14:15:00

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has not adequately protected itself against the nightmare scenario of a nuclear attack by terrorists, the head of the panel that investigated the September 11, 2001, attacks said on Tuesday. Former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean told a Senate panel that neither the Bush administration nor Congress has done all it can to protect American lives and the U.S. economy: "The size of the problem still totally dwarfs the policy response." Another...

2006-03-28 05:23:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday. Two teams made simultaneous entries at the U.S.-Mexican border and the border with Canada carrying radioactive material in their vehicles in December 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in the...

2006-03-28 00:35:00

WASHINGTON -- Four years after the September 11 attacks, investigators were able to easily enter the United States with enough radioactive material to make two so-called dirty bombs, according to a report on a government undercover investigation obtained on Monday. Two teams made simultaneous entries at the U.S.-Mexican border and the border with Canada carrying radioactive material in their vehicles in December 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in the report on its...

2006-01-23 05:00:16

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's intelligence services accused British embassy officials on Monday of spying in Moscow after state television said the diplomats had used a transmitter in a fake rock to try to secure state secrets. "Yes. I can confirm that everything that was shown was true and based on our information," a spokesman for FSB state security service told Reuters. "The diplomats were shown to be involved in activities that were incompatible with their diplomatic status," he...

2005-09-08 16:22:04

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Sixty-three nations have agreed to sign a new treaty against nuclear terrorism next week during a world summit in New York, U.N. Legal Counsel Nicolas Michel said on Thursday. The treaty, which would oblige governments to punish those who illegally possess atomic devices or radioactive materials, was approved by the 191-nation U.N. General Assembly on April 13 after seven years of drafting. The accord is first global anti-terrorism convention since the...

2005-08-29 04:50:16

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian nuclear experts raised concerns on Monday that unsecured sources of radioactive waste in medical centers in Southeast Asia could be used by militants to build a "dirty bomb." Experts from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO), who have checked radioactive waste in Southeast Asia for the past year, said cobalt was found unsecured in two countries after radiation therapy centers closed. "This is all to do...

2005-06-27 20:16:59

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four years after the Sept. 11attacks, the Bush administration and the U.S. Congress areshowing signs of complacency about the threat of a terroristnuclear attack that could cripple a major city and shatter theeconomy, nuclear security experts said on Monday. At a public forum sponsored by the former Sept. 11commission, the experts said the government must do more tosecure bomb-making materials worldwide, prevent proliferation,and promote international...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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