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  • Safe containing radioactive material missing from hospital

    07/21/2010 6:46:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    CHICAGO BREAKING NEWS ^ | July 21, 2010 5:30 PM | Joel Hood
    <p>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."</p> <p>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."</p>