[ RadSafe ] Radioactive tissue holders pulled from stores
Clayton J Bradt
CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Tue Jan 17 08:31:35 CST 2012
"The shipment originated in India with a port of entry at Newark, NJ and
shipped via common carrier to its final destination in California."
Two packages (4 tissue holders) set off the truck scale alarm in CA.
The full shipment contained 220 tissue holders, though it is not known how
many of these were contaminated.
Doesn't the port of Newark have radiation monitors by now? I believe that
Newark is within the much touted
"Ring of Steel" surrounding metropolitan NYC and the 12 tissue boxes found
in New York store shelves are
also within this ring of radiation monitors or at least had to pass
through it to get to the four store locations.
If these tissue holders made it all the way to CA before anyone noticed,
surely a well-shielded IND would pass
Clayton J. Bradt
NYS Dept. of Health
Biggs Laboratory, Room D486A
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12201-0509
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