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(Patch)   Nothing to see here, just the Coast Guard looking for a 55 gallon drum with the word "RADIOACTIVE" printed on the side   (middletown-nj.patch.com) divider line 38
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2014-07-16 12:26:46 AM
Jetta Disco, spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

They totally just made that name up.
 
2014-07-16 02:22:50 AM
www.jabootu.com

Approves.
 
2014-07-16 02:25:06 AM
I thought those belonged to the Army.

www.badmovies.org
 
2014-07-16 02:33:38 AM
Stuff like that was always washing up on Gilligan's island.
 
2014-07-16 02:35:50 AM
Just be glad it was only one barrel.
blogs.dallasobserver.com
 
2014-07-16 02:36:55 AM
The drum itself was full of seawater when it was spotted at 4:30 p.m., floating three quarters out of water.

How farking buoyant is the drum material?
 
2014-07-16 02:37:45 AM

JonnyBGoode: I thought those belonged to the Army.

[www.badmovies.org image 600x330]


Well then call these guys instead:
timesofsandiego.com
Picking trash out of water is part of what do anyway
 
2014-07-16 02:39:25 AM

Now I Is!: Picking trash out of THE water is part of what THEY do anyway


/FTFM
 
2014-07-16 02:45:15 AM
garotasnerds.com

Found it.
 
2014-07-16 02:46:20 AM

quatchi: Jetta Disco, spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

They totally just made that name up.


Pretty sure I've heard that name tied to the USCG before.

Also...

i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-07-16 02:48:26 AM

Danger Avoid Death: [garotasnerds.com image 314x300]

Found it.


i223.photobucket.com

Seen in the area.

/really sad I couldn't find that one in animated gif form...
 
2014-07-16 02:51:06 AM

quatchi: Jetta Disco, spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

They totally just made that name up.


www3.images.coolspotters.com
 
2014-07-16 02:53:17 AM
Errr...it was full of sea water when the fisherman first saw it? That thing is at the bottom of the ocean...
 
2014-07-16 03:12:50 AM
I did that with a stencil as a kid on some drums that had been up on our beach in the weeds for some time.

The public reaction was for some asshat to cover the markings with black paint.
 
2014-07-16 03:13:51 AM
You wouldn't believe the stuff that is labeled radioactive. Much of it is stuff like anti-contamination clothing that has one tiny damp spot on it that ticks up just a bit over background. Tools used inside a reactor are automatically considered to be radioactive material and have to be stored separately from other tools even if there is no detectable contamination. It's a case of being overly cautious. Not that that's a bad thing but it's good to use to raise hysteria over nothing. The real radioactive stuff isn't going to just wash out to sea from a rainstorm. It takes close to a Fukushima level of inundation for that to even have a chance of happening.
 
2014-07-16 03:16:26 AM

studebaker hoch: I did that with a stencil as a kid on some drums that had been up on our beach in the weeds for some time.

The public reaction was for some asshat to cover the markings with black paint.


Wait. You think that HE was the asshat? I think you have some mixed up priorities there.
 
2014-07-16 03:21:11 AM

quatchi: Jetta Disco, spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

They totally just made that name up.


images.sodahead.com

I present Pentagon spokesman Flex Plexico.
 
2014-07-16 03:39:52 AM
This should help: cdn.segmentnext.com
 
2014-07-16 03:45:18 AM
Run for it, Marty!
 
2014-07-16 04:17:25 AM

lewismarktwo: This should help: [cdn.segmentnext.com image 850x1062]


I still see the ninja turtle every time I pause...

img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-16 04:28:58 AM

jtown: quatchi: Jetta Disco, spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.

They totally just made that name up.

Pretty sure I've heard that name tied to the USCG before.

Also...

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


damn you, I am shaking my tiny fists at you!

The first thing I thought was it was lost equipment from one of their tours.
 
2014-07-16 05:11:01 AM
Wasn't this an episode of Gilligan's Island?
 
2014-07-16 06:17:33 AM

JonnyBGoode: I thought those belonged to the Army.

[www.badmovies.org image 600x330]


That was what I first thought of.
 
2014-07-16 07:30:56 AM
Just don't use the radio active waste barrel to make moonshine or else Zombies.
 
2014-07-16 07:49:44 AM

Mentalpatient87: lewismarktwo: This should help: [cdn.segmentnext.com image 850x1062]

I still see the ninja turtle every time I pause...

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 720x339]


Great, now *I* see it every time.
 
2014-07-16 07:51:39 AM

JonnyBGoode: I thought those belonged to the Army.

[www.badmovies.org image 600x330]


Well the *good* news is that 2-4-5 Trioxin *isn't* radioactive.

I'm sure there is bad news somewhere about it though...
 
2014-07-16 07:55:24 AM
No Joe Dirt references? Sigh...
 
2014-07-16 08:01:14 AM
Looks like a job not for the Coast Guard, but rather:

renegadecinema.com

media.giphy.com

m.cdn.blog.hu
 
2014-07-16 10:17:38 AM

Radioactive Ass: studebaker hoch: I did that with a stencil as a kid on some drums that had been up on our beach in the weeds for some time.

The public reaction was for some asshat to cover the markings with black paint.

Wait. You think that HE was the asshat? I think you have some mixed up priorities there.


My paint job was way cooler.
 
2014-07-16 10:19:29 AM
Jayden the Iceman from high in the mountains will save us.
 
2014-07-16 10:52:32 AM
Harry Reid's hard drives, FEC hard drives, IRS hard drives, VA hard drives ...
 
2014-07-16 11:04:54 AM
Maybe that's where the Coast Guard was storing their favorite album.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-16 11:33:49 AM
s3.sidereel.com 4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-07-16 12:07:55 PM
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2014-07-16 01:29:12 PM
I used to have an dry nuke waste material bag that I used as a laundry bag, it was magenta with a yellow radioactive symbol on it. Got it from a nuke plant in Mass. Traveling on Amtrak in the 90's with it was fun with all the stares. I don't think I could get away with that today.
 
2014-07-16 03:46:29 PM

Radioactive Ass: You wouldn't believe the stuff that is labeled radioactive. Much of it is stuff like anti-contamination clothing that has one tiny damp spot on it that ticks up just a bit over background. Tools used inside a reactor are automatically considered to be radioactive material and have to be stored separately from other tools even if there is no detectable contamination. It's a case of being overly cautious. Not that that's a bad thing but it's good to use to raise hysteria over nothing. The real radioactive stuff isn't going to just wash out to sea from a rainstorm. It takes close to a Fukushima level of inundation for that to even have a chance of happening.


This. I work with and sometimes generate RAM. It's mostly mundane stuff like anti-Cs and just before something is RAM doesn't mean there's any detectable radiation from it or contamination above limits on or in it. Sometimes there's really hot stuff, like spent fuel or used ion exchanger resin but those are rare and special circumstances and they certainly won't be shipped inside a 55 gallon drum. More like a lead lined cask. As for the drums, sometimes there's only a single item in the barrel and that item is extremely low level radioactive. Hell, I've seen a shipment consist of only a single drum. That drum was the only thing inside a 55 foot trailer, save for some tie-downs. Yep, the trailer had "radioactive" placards on it even though there was no detectable radiation on contact outside the drum. That might scare someone seeing a trailer marked "radioactive" on it rolling down the highway but really it's all a product of being super cautious and obeying state and federal regulations.
 
2014-07-16 08:00:15 PM

RoughTrickNamedJim: Radioactive Ass: You wouldn't believe the stuff that is labeled radioactive. Much of it is stuff like anti-contamination clothing that has one tiny damp spot on it that ticks up just a bit over background. Tools used inside a reactor are automatically considered to be radioactive material and have to be stored separately from other tools even if there is no detectable contamination. It's a case of being overly cautious. Not that that's a bad thing but it's good to use to raise hysteria over nothing. The real radioactive stuff isn't going to just wash out to sea from a rainstorm. It takes close to a Fukushima level of inundation for that to even have a chance of happening.

This. I work with and sometimes generate RAM. It's mostly mundane stuff like anti-Cs and just before something is RAM doesn't mean there's any detectable radiation from it or contamination above limits on or in it. Sometimes there's really hot stuff, like spent fuel or used ion exchanger resin but those are rare and special circumstances and they certainly won't be shipped inside a 55 gallon drum. More like a lead lined cask. As for the drums, sometimes there's only a single item in the barrel and that item is extremely low level radioactive. Hell, I've seen a shipment consist of only a single drum. That drum was the only thing inside a 55 foot trailer, save for some tie-downs. Yep, the trailer had "radioactive" placards on it even though there was no detectable radiation on contact outside the drum. That might scare someone seeing a trailer marked "radioactive" on it rolling down the highway but really it's all a product of being super cautious and obeying state and federal regulations.


www.clevescene.com

Contracting radiation protection tech here. 55 gallon drums are very rarely full of liquid. While used protective clothing (PCs) and general trash will ship in plastic bags with "radioactive material" markers on them (usually in sealand containers), a 55 gallon drum is spectacular for, say, METAL TRASH. Metal trash will punch right through bags and hurt people. They're also used for spent welding rods that were used in the controlled area because since welding rods are typically radioactive themselves, they aren't leaving once they come in.

/and can we please stop flogging the dead horse of "Radiation = mutation"
//it's just not a thing that has ever actually happened
///also kudos for the Horror at Party Beach reference
 
2014-07-16 08:41:51 PM

MythDragon: Mentalpatient87: lewismarktwo: This should help: [cdn.segmentnext.com image 850x1062]

I still see the ninja turtle every time I pause...

[img1.wikia.nocookie.net image 720x339]

Great, now *I* see it every time.


Awesome.
 
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