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Radioactive Device Found in Car

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    Police are investigating the discovery of a radioactive device in the trunk of a car on Kings Highway in Fairfield, according to Fairfield police spokesman Lt. James Perez.

    Kings Highway was shut down in the area of Villa Avenue while police responded to the scene. The highway reopened around 3 p.m.

    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Kings-Highway-in-Fairfield-Shut-Down-288847711.html
     
  2. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
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    Most cars do have an active radio.
     
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    Must be a slow news day and a clueless reporter. The situation will cause absolutely no danger to anybody except the pocketbook of the driver transporting the devise.

    It is not uncommon in some areas to monitor the radioactive levels of vehicles. The monitors are super sensitive.

    A monitor picked up the radioactive devise in a vehicle that was unmarked, so the police stopped it.

    We've had trash truck drivers that have had nuclear stress tests set off the monitors even after ten half-lives (generally considered background radiation levels).

    Transportation of low-level radioactive materials is common but you need a license to do it.

    This was merely someone transporting something without a license.
    They'll get a rather large fine from the NRC, lots of paperwork and the hassle of dealing with an unsympathetic bureaucrat.

    Rob
     
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  4. InTheLight

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    In other news....millions of people are wearing radioactive devices! On their wrists!

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  5. poncho

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    While talking about Al Sharpton's emergency discussion.
     
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