Halliburton dopes lose radioactive tool in Texas, stay a minimum of 25 feet away

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  1. koclem

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    Halliburton Looking for Lost Radioactive Cylinder in Texas

    http://it.slashdot.org/story/12/09/17/1150233/radioactive-tool-goes-missing-in-texas

    By Alison Sider
    HOUSTON--Halliburton Corp. is on the hunt for a stainless-steel cylinder containing radioactive material that went missing in West Texas earlier this week, a company spokesman said Thursday.
    The cylinder is a tool used in the process of measuring and evaluating conditions within oil and gas wells, according to the company. It was discovered missing Tuesday en route between two wellsites near Pecos and Odessa, Texas, respectively. The cities are about 78 miles apart.

    The area has experienced a renaissance in oil-production activity in recent years, triggered by high oil prices and hydraulic-fracturing technology.
    "Halliburton strongly cautions members of the public that if they locate this source, they should not touch or handle it, stay a minimum of 25 feet away," and contact local law enforcement or the company's emergency hotline if they find the cylinder, the company said.

    Teams are combing the route between the two wellsites searching for the seven-inch tube, which is clearly marked with the words "DANGER RADIOACTIVE" as well as a radiation warning symbol, Halliburton said. Halliburton is offering a reward for information about the tube's wherabouts.

    Halliburton said it has notified Texas health officials, local law enforcement and state highway patrol, and is working with authorities. The Texas Department of State Health Services said the device isn't considered highly radioactive, but "could expose someone who comes in close contact with it for an extended period of time to a harmful dose of radiation."

    The Department said on arrival to the destination well south of Odessa, the oil-and-gas crew noticed the protective shielding where the device is usually stored wasn't locked and the device was missing.
    The Department also said it is requesting support from the Texas National Guard.
     
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    right now some illegal alien is using it as a dildo.
     
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    Huh huh. Tool.

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    Dude, show a little more respect towards Kanye. :c
     
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    He's not Mexican so he wouldn't be border hopping in Texas..he swims into Florida.
     
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    Homer Simpson style
     
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    If he made it all the way to DC, then making it to Texas is not out of the question.
     
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    Anyone here from Texas who could go out and look for this cylinder for me?

    Thanks.
     
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    well he was in Louisiana last week :bigthink:
     
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    It's probably already changed hands 8 times at swap meets.