Sunday, December 5, 2010

Missing radioactive packages

Workers at FedEx are breathing a sigh of relief after the company found a package containing radioactive material that had been missing for more than a day.

"It never left our custody," a FedEx spokesperson told Reuters.

The package, which contained radioactive rod used in CT scans, went missing from a shipping station in Knoxville, Tenn. on Thursday.

Earlier this month, FedEx predicted it would ship more than 223 million packages over the holiday season. But the one with radioactive material seemed to be the wrong one to lose.

The rod had been placed in a rectangular box which was then placed in another box, according to CNN. But somehow the box with the radioactive material got separated from the one with shipping information.

If you were a terrorist, and you read this article, you now know how to deliver your dirty bomb.

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