If you live in Ohio, and wondering where your shipment of radioactive materiel has gone, have we got news for you!
Apparently, the Ohio shippers, um, lost track of the material, and just sat around hoping it would turn up.
Radioactive material reported missing in Ohio that had been en route to a facility in Michigan has been safely recovered.
The Ohio Bureau of Radiation Protection said the carrier found the material July 23, and it relayed the information to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission immediately. The source material was properly packaged and protected, and was in the possession of the carrier at all times, according to a statement from Alicia Shoults, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health.
Sure, they know that NOW, but they had no idea where it was for a few days.
The Ohio Department of Health had been notified by Prime NDT Services of Ohio that a source of Iridium-192 was shipped through an unidentified carrier on July 12 from its facility in Strasburg, Ohio, intended for a facility in Michigan, the NRC said. It had not yet arrived at its destination on July 20 and was believed to be in Tennessee.
Because any decent transporter would leave Ohio, travel south through Tennessee then back north to Michigan. Next time we go to the Outer Banks, we’ll head north to Boston, west to Ohio, then southeast to North Carolina. Imagine the time we’ll save!