Halliburton’s Misplaced Radioactive Cylinder: ‘Do Not Handle’

Somewhere in West Texas is a 7-inch radioactive cylinder that Halliburton would like to find. Anyone who comes across it is advised to keep their distance. The oil field services company lost track of the device, which is used to assess potential sites for hydraulic fracturing, on Tuesday (Sept. 11) while trying to transport it [...]

By | 2013-04-03T09:13:50+00:00 September 20th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on Halliburton’s Misplaced Radioactive Cylinder: ‘Do Not Handle’

A Radioactive Problem

Some hospitals, wary of maintenance costs, aren't participating in government efforts to keep high-risk radiological sources in medical facilities secure from terrorists.A Government Accountability Office report released last week examined the providers' adoption of a voluntary security-upgrade program offered to hospitals and healthcare facilities by the National Nuclear Security Administration. High-risk radiological materials, which are [...]

By | 2017-12-08T14:26:04+00:00 September 15th, 2012|Radiological Materials, Security|Comments Off on A Radioactive Problem