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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 5:38:44 PM  
10 votes:
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 5:19:36 PM  
9 votes:
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2021-07-30 5:39:05 PM  
6 votes:
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 5:38:12 PM  
6 votes:
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 5:35:09 PM  
6 votes:
Did it fall out of a microbus some Libyan dudes were driving?
 
2021-07-30 6:22:49 PM  
5 votes:
I think I would rather them report things that aren't missing the not reporting things that are missing
 
2021-07-30 5:37:17 PM  
5 votes:
Great Scott!
 
2021-07-30 5:56:55 PM  
3 votes:

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 5:41:29 PM  
3 votes:
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 5:19:29 PM  
3 votes:
NUKE-u-lar, Subby

** ducks **
 
2021-07-31 12:12:04 AM  
2 votes:
"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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2021-07-30 10:19:48 PM  
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2021-07-30 8:37:11 PM  
2 votes:
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At least it wasn't plutonium.
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2021-07-30 7:56:24 PM  
2 votes:

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 7:47:40 PM  
2 votes:

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 7:35:11 PM  
2 votes:
Is NUCLEAR an acronym or is your shift key broken?
 
2021-07-30 5:27:01 PM  
2 votes:
Let me check, nope my smoke alarm is where it should be.
 
2021-07-30 5:25:44 PM  
2 votes:
Materials being misplaced during shipping isn't a rare occurrence, experts say.

So sleep tight everyone!
 
2021-07-30 9:53:07 PM  
1 vote:
Makes me think of the intro to terminator 1.
 
2021-07-30 6:36:03 PM  
1 vote:
re-port all the things
 
2021-07-30 6:17:26 PM  
1 vote:

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


They only had pinball machine parts.
 
2021-07-30 5:58:37 PM  
1 vote:
Is it Strontium-90? Because I have an idea for a soft drink.
 
2021-07-30 5:54:30 PM  
1 vote:

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
 
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