FedEx Seeks Missing Shipment of Radioactive Rods Used in CT Scan

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    FedEx Seeks Missing Shipment of Radioactive Rods Used in CT Scan - Bloomberg

    FedEx Corp. is looking for a missing shipment of radioactive rods used by hospitals to calibrate CT scanning equipment.

    The rods were sent this week to Memphis, Tennessee, from Fargo, North Dakota, Sandra Munoz, a spokeswoman for the Memphis-based company, said today in a telephone interview. There’s no indication the rods were stolen, she said.

    Three shipments of radioactive rods were sent, each in its own metal cylinder, known as a pig, which is about 10 inches long and weighs 20 pounds. Two of the containers arrived at their destination, which Munoz declined to identify.
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    As long as no one attempts to open that pig, there’s no danger to the public,” she said.

    Yikes! Maybe not the public, but how about the poor Fedex clerk who's opening it to try to find out where it goes.
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah, that could be bad.
     
  4. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    I think Rod is here somewhere.