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(The Detroit_News)   If you recently lost some NUCLEAR material, authorities in Ohio have found it   (detroitnews.com) divider line
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2021-07-30 4:25:02 PM  
Sorry, Michigan, you don't get the glowing goodies yet.
 
2021-07-30 5:19:29 PM  
NUKE-u-lar, Subby

** ducks **
 
2021-07-30 5:19:36 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:24:59 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:25:44 PM  
Materials being misplaced during shipping isn't a rare occurrence, experts say.

So sleep tight everyone!
 
2021-07-30 5:25:56 PM  
if it had been illudium pu-36, I would know where to look.
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2021-07-30 5:27:01 PM  
Let me check, nope my smoke alarm is where it should be.
 
2021-07-30 5:35:09 PM  
Did it fall out of a microbus some Libyan dudes were driving?
 
2021-07-30 5:36:43 PM  
Daily Express now submitting headlines?
 
2021-07-30 5:37:17 PM  
Great Scott!
 
2021-07-30 5:38:12 PM  
The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.
 
2021-07-30 5:38:44 PM  
So, if I'm understanding this right, somebody fouled up the paperwork and the shipping company "lost" the cargo container, but it never actually went anywhere and was where it was supposed to be the entire time.  So exciting.
 
2021-07-30 5:39:05 PM  
WIki paste
Iridium-192
Iridium-192 (symbol 192Ir) is a radioactive isotope of iridium, with a half-life of 73.83 days.[4] It decays by emitting beta (β) particles and gamma (γ) radiation. About 96% of 192Ir decays occur via emission of β and γ radiation, leading to 192Pt. Some of the β particles are captured by other 192Ir nuclei, which are then converted to 192Os. Electron capture is responsible for the remaining 4% of 192Ir decays.[5] Iridium-192 is normally produced by neutron activation of natural-abundance iridium metal.[6]
Iridium-192 is a very strong gamma ray emitter, with a gamma dose-constant of approximately 1.54 μSv·h−1·MBq−1 at 30 cm, and a specific activity of 341 TBq·g−1 (9.22 kCi·g−1).[7][8] There are seven principal energy packets produced during its disintegration process ranging from just over 0.2 to about 0.6 MeV.
Iridium-192 is commonly used as a gamma ray source in industrial radiography to locate flaws in metal components.[9] It is also used in radiotherapy as a radiation source, in particular in brachytherapy.
Iridium-192 has accounted for the majority of cases tracked by the U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission in which radioactive materials have gone missing in quantities large enough to make a dirty bomb.
 
2021-07-30 5:40:19 PM  
Can I just go down to the local precinct?
 
2021-07-30 5:41:29 PM  
I've seen this episode.  They make jewelry out of it and everyone in the city gets sick.


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2021-07-30 5:42:11 PM  
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2021-07-30 5:42:14 PM  

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GODDAMMIT i was gonna post that
 
2021-07-30 5:43:19 PM  

steve1673: if it had been illudium pu-36, I would know where to look.
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I am not now, nor have I ever been, a robot!
 
2021-07-30 5:48:02 PM  
Was it under the couch cushions?
 
2021-07-30 5:54:22 PM  

LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.


It's a department of 2 people and they both post on fark all the time.
 
2021-07-30 5:54:30 PM  

ababyatemydingo: NUKE-u-lar, Subby

** ducks **


wxboy: Was it under the couch cushions?


As someone who has recently been informed that my Amazon shipment has been "Delayed", I'm getting a kick out of this.

// we've all been there
 
2021-07-30 5:56:55 PM  

Geotpf: So, if I'm understanding this right, somebody fouled up the paperwork and the shipping company "lost" the cargo container, but it never actually went anywhere and was where it was supposed to be the entire time.  So exciting.


Bet it was for the companies involved.  Procedures get invoked when nuclear material isn't where it's supposed to be.  Kinda like losing a case of grenades or something as a quartermaster.  Odds are good it's just a paperwork error somewhere, but you're damn well gonna be finding out or else.  Now
 
2021-07-30 5:58:37 PM  
Is it Strontium-90? Because I have an idea for a soft drink.
 
2021-07-30 6:16:04 PM  
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2021-07-30 6:17:26 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Did it fall out of a microbus some Libyan dudes were driving?


They only had pinball machine parts.
 
2021-07-30 6:22:49 PM  
I think I would rather them report things that aren't missing the not reporting things that are missing
 
2021-07-30 6:35:18 PM  
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2021-07-30 6:36:03 PM  
re-port all the things
 
2021-07-30 6:45:28 PM  

LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.


known colloquially as The BuRP
 
2021-07-30 6:49:17 PM  
I knew I shouldn't have scraped all that plutonium off of all those glow-in-the-dark watches!
 
2021-07-30 7:02:20 PM  
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2021-07-30 7:06:16 PM  
It's not mine. I only keep nucular material around.
 
2021-07-30 7:17:53 PM  
Ok boys, girls, and your preferred pronouns, here ya go.

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2021-07-30 7:18:04 PM  
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2021-07-30 7:28:20 PM  
Oh, it's NUclear. I was expecting my shipment of EVERclear. Honest mistake. No wondering got a really different kind of buzz when I drank it.
 
2021-07-30 7:35:11 PM  
Is NUCLEAR an acronym or is your shift key broken?
 
2021-07-30 7:47:40 PM  

LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.


Pretty much every state has a radiation regulatory authority. There's a few that don't want to bother with overseeing nuclear materials and just let the Nuclear Regulatory Commission do it, though. Michigan is one.
 
2021-07-30 7:56:24 PM  

HighlanderRPI: LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.

known colloquially as The BuRP


Sir, I'm from CBS, and would like to buy your idea for a Primetime franchise. I'm thinking, BuRP: Columbus. BuRP: Erie (get this, its BOTH supernatural, and based on a boat). BuRP: Miami. (Nobody will look it up). BuRP: Special Victims Unit.

Seeing as you are in Ohio, we are prepared to offer you like 20 bucks.
 
2021-07-30 7:57:31 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Can I just go down to the local precinct?


No. This is the 21st Century. You can go get some at the drugstore.
 
2021-07-30 8:16:04 PM  

LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.


Doesn't make sense, protecting radiation.
 
2021-07-30 8:25:24 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: [media.defense.gov image 850x564]


Where's the joker with the paper bag?
 
2021-07-30 8:28:38 PM  

LineNoise: HighlanderRPI: LineNoise: The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection

I know its Ohio, and well, the people who live there and all....but.....i'm sort of surprised this is a thing that exists.

known colloquially as The BuRP

Sir, I'm from CBS, and would like to buy your idea for a Primetime franchise. I'm thinking, BuRP: Columbus. BuRP: Erie (get this, its BOTH supernatural, and based on a boat). BuRP: Miami. (Nobody will look it up). BuRP: Special Victims Unit.

Seeing as you are in Ohio, we are prepared to offer you like 20 bucks.


... I have a script for a two hour TV movie for BuRP: Bowling Green Massacre here....
 
2021-07-30 8:37:11 PM  
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At least it wasn't plutonium.
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2021-07-30 9:53:07 PM  
Makes me think of the intro to terminator 1.
 
2021-07-30 10:19:48 PM  
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2021-07-30 10:31:42 PM  

Drunken Rampage: Be polite walk on the right: [media.defense.gov image 850x564]

Where's the joker with the paper bag?


Dead.
 
2021-07-30 10:36:49 PM  
I almost spilled the orange juice from my Fiesta Ware cup after reading this headline subby.
/Hot, like my non-obscure post
 
2021-07-31 12:12:04 AM  
"It's not often, but it does happen because there are so many shipments of radioactive materials, millions every year, that I suppose it's inevitable that occasionally one goes missing or is misplaced,"

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2021-07-31 1:28:11 AM  
Found it!
The Firm-Radioactive
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