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How To Dismantle A Nuclear Bomb

How do you dismantle a nuclear bomb? And how do you verify another country is genuinely disarming without compromising sensitive national security material?

BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera was given exclusive access to a unique exercise run by the UK and Norway to find out.

The nuclear weapon is carefully lifted out of a large container and moved onto the floor.

Two engineers use an electric screwdriver to open up a side compartment and remove the "physics package" containing the sensitive parts of the bomb.

A scientist with a radiation detector beckons me forward as he points his machine towards the box.

It begins to emit an accelerating beeping noise. "The measurement is approximately a hundred times normal background radiation," he tells me.

"But it is not dangerous, I promise," he adds with a smile.

The lack of danger is because the bomb is not real.

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Added: Jul-16-2009 
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