Skip to comments.Missing Radioactive Capsules cause Venezuela Alert
Posted on 04/02/2005 1:40:59 PM PST by EBH
Missing radioactive capsules cause Venezuela alert 31 Mar 2005 20:39:32 GMT
By Tomas Sarmiento
CARACAS, Venezuela, March 31 (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities have launched a nationwide hunt for two capsules of radioactive material that went missing this month and which could kill people exposed to them, officials said on Thursday.
One of the two missing capsules of radioactive Iridium-192, which were being used in equipment to check oil industry pipes for faults, disappeared from a barge on March 15 in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela's western oil producing hub.
The other went missing after apparently falling off the back of a workers' truck on March 21 in the eastern oil producing state of Monagas, Angel Diaz, Director of Nuclear Affairs at Venezuela's Energy Ministry, told Reuters.
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Real Freakin Nice....
So that explains the two extra capsules I swallowed this morning.......
Check Sandy Berger's pants
Chavez make AQ another donation for the cause?
Somebody needs to send them a link
Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site
They will likely need their assistance soon...
Since its formation in 1976, the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site has provided support to the U.S. Department of Energy, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the medical management of radiation accidents. A 24-hour emergency response program at the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), REAC/TS trains, consults, or assists in the response to all types of radiation accidents or incidents. The Center's specially trained team of physicians, nurses, health physicists, radiobiologists, and emergency coordinators is prepared around-the-clock to provide assistance on either the local, national, or international level.