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    Exclamation TX - RADIOACTIVE DEVICE MISSING: 'Do not handle'

    If you happen to spot the missing tool, stay 25 feet away and call the cops

    Somewhere in West Texas is a 7-inch radioactive cylinder that Halliburton would like to find. Anyone who comes across it is advised to keep their distance.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49045210/

    Yikes! The missing device is pictured at the link. Praying some child doesn't find it!

    Attempting to edit so that the hazardous situation appears sooner in the title and also in forum index and it's not working.
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    Hubby worked for a company that "lost" a radioactive tool off the back of a truck about twenty years ago ( result of a bad traffic accident on the interstate) unfortunately it WAS found by some kids. State Police found the kids playing with it a few hours later. Radioactive source was "confiscated" and kids were told to go on home....I know the source has a really short half-life, but no follow up was done with the kids. Gotta say that disturbs me.

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    If I saw something like that, I would just pick it up & toss it in the garbage. Are they not labelled as dangerous?

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    "Somewhere in west Texas..." that really pinpoints it, doesn't it? And, "It's not something that produces radiation in an extremely dangerous form" just don't come near with two and a half ten foot poles! Yeah, that sounds safe, thanks a lot Halliburton.

    This particular company makes me yearn for good old government redundancies-- there was a good reason to do all that double checking. With private contractors, time equals really good money and a bundle of reasons to be hasty.

    I hope they have to pay a hefty fine for being so negligent, as well as the tab for the National Guard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz View Post
    Never mind Liz found it.

    Seriously I'd need to be standing next to the thing to see what it is, not 25 feet away unless it's flashing warning lights and screaming 'danger, danger'.
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    FEMA's link for Emergency Supplies list below or what you need to survive for three days in case help is not immediately available to you.
    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.

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    Oh great. I live in west texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    Oh great. I live in west texas.
    At least you know not to get near it or pick it up! Spread the word to everyone you know! & Stay safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyL View Post
    If I saw something like that, I would just pick it up & toss it in the garbage. Are they not labelled as dangerous?
    LOL.....it is CLEARLY marked as dangerous.....however those words can only be read from about three or four feet away or perhaps less....kind of defeats the purpose of the warning label. At least someone should be able to immediately know not to move it or pick it up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by raeann View Post
    LOL.....it is CLEARLY marked as dangerous.....however those words can only be read from about three or four feet away or perhaps less....kind of defeats the purpose of the warning label. At least someone should be able to immediately know not to move it or pick it up.


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    Reminds me of the gravel trucks with signs you can't read until you are like 20 foot away. "Not responsible for broken windows, keep 300 feet away". Way too many trucks on the road, maybe one big word wrote on the back in 5 foot letters might help...GRAVEL!
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    Tor:Con Index link below. Will show you the probability of a tornado happening in your area.
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    http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list

    You can also purchase a weather radio which will inform you of severe weather even if your electricity goes out. Runs on batteries of course.


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    If the thing is only 7 or 8 inches long, the warning written on it can't be very big, can it?
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    I hope no one gets hurt.

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    Thanx, Halliburton employee. Er, make that hopefully ex-Halliburton employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazzie View Post
    Thanx, Halliburton employee. Er, make that hopefully ex-Halliburton employee.
    Bumping up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaborDayRN View Post
    Bumping up.
    I wish someone would see this "tool" and call the police, already!

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