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Radioactive kitchenware detected at the Port of Montreal
Toronto Sun ^ | October 12, 2012

Posted on 10/12/2012 8:55:18 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

MONTREAL — A ship container with radioactive kitchenware was detected at the Port of Montreal in May and hasn't been removed yet.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) issued an order to the cargo firm Hanjin Shipping Canada, demanding it remove the contaminated merchandise by Oct. 26.

"A shipment from the company triggered a Canada Border Services Agency radiation detection alarm upon its arrival at the Port of Montreal," the nuclear watchdog said in a statement.

"The order was issued on October 5 as a result of an inspection at the port that confirmed kitchenware carried within a shipping container was contaminated with Cobalt-60."

Hanjin Shipping Canada isn't licensed to carry nuclear materials, the watchdog said.

The order says the material would pose "an unreasonable risk to the environment and to the health and safety of persons should it remain in Canada for a prolonged period of time."

But the CNSC news release also says the cobalt isn't currently dangerous.


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1 posted on 10/12/2012 8:55:22 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Canada Ping!


2 posted on 10/12/2012 8:56:17 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888

China testing the system?


3 posted on 10/12/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Poisoned milk products, deadly dogfood.
This is more of the same.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Self-sterilizing kitchen ware, how cool is that?


5 posted on 10/12/2012 9:05:15 AM PDT by ThirdMate
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To: Squawk 8888

I would not be surprised that what we have here is some ceramic ware that has blue glaze.

Using cobalt was an old school method of making blue glaze before we knew better.

(at least, that’s what my increasingly leaky brain seems to recall...someone please correct me if I am wrong)


6 posted on 10/12/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Ingtar

Someone selling my ex-wife’s cooking utensils.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 9:08:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Squawk 8888

Now, Hon, be careful because the plate is really hot. No, I'm serious. It's already about 20 degrees hotter than when I left the kitchen.

8 posted on 10/12/2012 9:10:49 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Nik Naym

Fiestware red was radioactive a long time ago.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 9:11:39 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Squawk 8888

Fiesta Ware.

Yeah, probably a blue pigment. Then again, the article says nothing about the intensity of the field. Cargo screening instruments are generally set to alarm at ten microR over background. (0.1 microSv for you SI types). That is pretty small. Wouldn’t want to eat off of it, but I have some pieces around here for training. No biggie.

It could be a lost source that got melted into the product, but I doubt it. That would be screaming high and make headlines.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 9:14:41 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: ThirdMate
Self-sterilizing kitchen ware, how cool is that?

Better than that, you don't need a stove to cook the food. Just put it on the plate, and bingo! Hot meal to go. Don't even need a microwave anymore!

11 posted on 10/12/2012 9:21:47 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Mom's favorite dinnerware..

12 posted on 10/12/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT by oyez ( .Affordable Care is neither affordable nor care.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Now that you mention it, I do remember that. I don’t recall what it was in fiestaware that made it radioactive, though.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 9:25:44 AM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I think they used uranium to get the brilliant red color.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 9:28:06 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: Squawk 8888

Never eat anything from China.

Never eat off of anything from China.

China is the most polluted place on Earth.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Ingtar

This happened with a load of steel chairs from Mexico about ten years ago. Someone recycled a Cobalt 60 source from an x-ray device into scrap metal which got reprocessed into finished goods.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 9:28:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Ingtar

“China testing the system?”

Probably China using recycled metals from radioactive scrap.

Beware of Chinese made gold & silver jewelry.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 9:33:13 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: Squawk 8888

Are they sure it wasn’t just a blue cobalt glaze on some earthenware?


18 posted on 10/12/2012 9:38:59 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Self-microwaving dishes!


19 posted on 10/12/2012 9:51:35 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: oyez

It’s my favorite, too. Durable to the extreme, and made in the good old USA (which is really hard to find in dinnerware these days).


20 posted on 10/12/2012 10:14:24 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: Ingtar

Not likely.

Chinese porcelain, so striking that people tend to refer to their classiest dishes as their “fine China,” is known for its striking blue designs, typically made from cobalt.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Squawk 8888
From China, with love.
22 posted on 10/12/2012 10:41:02 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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