Skip to comments.Safe containing radioactive material missing from hospital
Posted on 07/21/2010 6:46:41 PM PDT by CindyEdited on 07/21/2010 6:51:45 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SNIPPET: "Officials with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee are investigating how a lead-lined safe containing radioactive material went missing from a storage area at the hospital."
SNIPPET: "Gibb Vinson of the IEMA, the state agency that oversees the handling of hazardous materials, said the safe could not be found after construction crews completed a construction project at the facility on July 13. Officials suspect the construction crew may have inadvertently thrown out the safe with debris headed for an area landfill. Vinson said the safe is not believed to have been stolen, although the state is still investigating."
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Good grief. Why didn’t the hospital secure this stuff BEFORE the construction crews started their work? Sounds like sloppy oversight to me. Let’s hope this is not something more sinister.
Considering a muzzie from Chicago was caught threatening a Jewish school, I can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.
This is my home state of Illinois. I suspect a crime angle instead of some construction crew.
Oh.... well that's ok, then.
Thank you Vel, for the original post. Thank you Cindy, for the follow up.
You’re welcome RR.
If they come up with a suspect they need to do the interrogation in the dark.
Let’s hope the safe stays sealed, wherever it’s dumped. I remember reading a story a few years ago about how a powerful radiotherapy isotope from a defunct machine in a hospital was simply tossed out in the Mexico City dump. It was a cake of blue powder with a pretty glow and some children used it to play with and for face paint... with gruesome consequences.
Not to worry — it’ll be accounted for in a dirty bomb.
The stuff they use in hospitals is very low level stuff. Dangerous only to the dipwad who took it.