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Posted: 9/28/2005 6:17:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 6:24:21 PM EDT by USMC_LB]
Just saw this information scroll across the bottom of the screen on local news. This is all
I have seen.

Will update if I find out more.

UPDATE: It was some kind of radioactive measuring device and that it contains
a small amount of radioactive material inside it that could cause sickness if an individual
was exsposed to a for a period of time.

No other news about it...

This was stolen out of a storage shed...


LB
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:21:43 PM EDT
Someone stole a microwave oven.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:22:15 PM EDT
glow stick?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:23:29 PM EDT
Coleman lantern mantles?

Don't believe me? Put one next to a GC...
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:24:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:
Just saw this information scroll across the bottom of the screen on local news. This is all
I have seen.

Will update if I find out more.


LB



DUPE



­

J/K but I hope the story isn't what it sounds like
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:26:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:27:32 PM EDT
Someone stole a geigercounter
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:27:42 PM EDT
We used to have radioactive sources on some of our old meters, they could definitely fuck you up if you kept it close to you. I heard of a guy who put one such sources in his back pocket and forgot about it. He lost his entire buttock and some bone.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:30:23 PM EDT
This has happened more than once in my area. DOT uses some kind of radioactive device to measure pavement with. If you removed the radioactive element and shoved it up your nose it would simply make you a dumbass.

On another note, I was behind two semi's the other day that were carrying large containers from Oak Ridge TN labeled Radio Active Waste, Unstable, Class A they were about the size of septic tanks. No DOE chase vehicles, they were held on the flatbed with nylon straps. A terrorist with a pickup truck and a box cutter could have made off with one without a problem.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:31:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrashHeap:
Someone stole a microwave oven.



Not just any microwave, but the oven at Mongo's
Gas n' Go Snak Shak. How are the denizens of
Memphis to irradiate til piping hot their bounty of
Lil' Turkey Muffins and Burger Drops?

Breaking news, indeed.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:32:00 PM EDT
radioactive "seeds" for cancer treatment
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:34:52 PM EDT
Thoriated tungsten GTAW electrodes....
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:36:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
This has happened more than once in my area. DOT uses some kind of radioactive device to measure pavement with. If you removed the radioactive element and shoved it up your nose it would simply make you a dumbass.

On another note, I was behind two semi's the other day that were carrying large containers from Oak Ridge TN labeled Radio Active Waste, Unstable, Class A they were about the size of septic tanks. No DOE chase vehicles, they were held on the flatbed with nylon straps. A terrorist with a pickup truck and a box cutter could have made off with one without a problem.



that you saw....
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:36:26 PM EDT
Smoke detectors. Take one apart and look on the silver and black canister.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:38:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
This has happened more than once in my area. DOT uses some kind of radioactive device to measure pavement with. If you removed the radioactive element and shoved it up your nose it would simply make you a dumbass.

On another note, I was behind two semi's the other day that were carrying large containers from Oak Ridge TN labeled Radio Active Waste, Unstable, Class A they were about the size of septic tanks. No DOE chase vehicles, they were held on the flatbed with nylon straps. A terrorist with a pickup truck and a box cutter could have made off with one without a problem.



If it was anything even remotely dangerous it would have escort. Probably just contaminated refuse, like gloves, booties, tools, things like that which can become contaminated but aren't at all dangerous. Or, it could have been an empty shipping container on its way to or returning from wherever.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:39:50 PM EDT
Probably an xray machine or the source component.......
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:40:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
Thoriated tungsten GTAW electrodes....



Thorium is a mild alpha-emitter, nothing to worry about.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:40:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
This has happened more than once in my area. DOT uses some kind of radioactive device to measure pavement with. If you removed the radioactive element and shoved it up your nose it would simply make you a dumbass.

On another note, I was behind two semi's the other day that were carrying large containers from Oak Ridge TN labeled Radio Active Waste, Unstable, Class A they were about the size of septic tanks. No DOE chase vehicles, they were held on the flatbed with nylon straps. A terrorist with a pickup truck and a box cutter could have made off with one without a problem.



Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:44:55 PM EDT
Lootie has made it to Memphis.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:46:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Coleman lantern mantles?

Don't believe me? Put one next to a GC...



I believe you. When I was a kid, I got to take a tour of the (now defunct) N-reactor at Hanford (WA). When we were leaving, the tour guide showed us a machine that you put your hands and feet into so as to ensure you weren't "hot". He picked out a lady in the group to try the machine and after she had stepped in the device, he slyly placed a package of mantles into one of the footwells. Of course, the machine went semi-bonkers and I thought the lady was going to jump outta her shoes. After everybody's BP was back to normal, the guide held up the package of mantles.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:48:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maxxx:
Lootie has made it to Memphis.



Lootie's whole fricking family has lived here for about fifty years.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:48:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:06:46 PM EDT by PromptCritical]

Originally Posted By JBowles:
Someone stole a geigercounter



That is exactly what he stole. The radioactive material is called a "check source" allowing a function check by the user.

ETA: Probably an IM-247. But several have sources. Not real bad, just a small gamma emitter. It will register about 100 counts per minute on contact, which is the limit for surface contamination. I really wouldn't worry about it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:50:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 6:52:17 PM EDT by DzlBenz]
Could be anything. Paving contractors, soils testing labs and state DOT field technicians use density testing equipment that uses a radioactive source. The techs must be certified to transport, handle and use the equipment. There's not enough material in the thing to do any wide-spread damage, but it could make a few people quite sick, I would think.

EDIT: Geez, I can't believe I was on the phone that long! I started typing this at like 2120CDT!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:53:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:53:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Spudgunner:

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
Coleman lantern mantles?

Don't believe me? Put one next to a GC...



I believe you. When I was a kid, I got to take a tour of the (now defunct) N-reactor at Hanford (WA). When we were leaving, the tour guide showed us a machine that you put your hands and feet into so as to ensure you weren't "hot". He picked out a lady in the group to try the machine and after she had stepped in the device, he slyly placed a package of mantles into one of the footwells. Of course, the machine went semi-bonkers and I thought the lady was going to jump outta her shoes. After everybody's BP was back to normal, the guide held up the package of mantles.



I've known for a while now that they are radioactive.....but why?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:54:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Smoke detectors. Take one apart and look on the silver and black canister.



Yea, try to buy them in bulk, maybe surplus. Get a few thousand. Put those little canisters in a big pile. Then put it in your trunk and drive across a border crossing.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:02:55 PM EDT
The Wireliners use various equipment that contains readioactive isotopes..... Every so often they get stolen, even rarer is when somone breaks it open to see the radioactive stuff, nothign like having to explain radaition burns at the local emergency ward
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:07:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ED_P:
www.topglock.com/images/ameriglo_operator.GIF



I see your Trijicons and raise you a Luminox!

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:09:09 PM EDT
Nothing like a radiography source. Those things will give you a lethal dose in a few minutes. They use depleted uranium as a shield, if that gives you any clue as to how nasty they are. Good thing he didn't get ahold of one of those.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:09:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMC_LB:
Just saw this information scroll across the bottom of the screen on local news. This is all
I have seen.

Will update if I find out more.

UPDATE: It was some kind of radioactive measuring device and that it contains
a small amount of radioactive material inside it that could cause sickness if an individual
was exsposed to a for a period of time.

No other news about it...

This was stolen out of a storage shed...

LB



Damn kid is at it again!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:33:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
Smoke detectors. Take one apart and look on the silver and black canister.



Yea, try to buy them in bulk, maybe surplus. Get a few thousand. Put those little canisters in a big pile. Then put it in your trunk and drive across a border crossing.

Why do I have the feeling you've tried this?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:15:21 AM EDT
Most likely a nuclear density gauge for testing pavement.
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