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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:41 PM

Halliburtonís missing nuclear waste found alongside Texas highway

Source: The Raw Story

Texans can breathe easier: the radioactive waste Halliburton fracking surveyors lost last month has finally been found.

The United Arab Emirates-based oil services company told reporters this weekend that an oilfield worker found the rod of americium-241/beryllium alongside a highway near Pecos, Texas.

Halliburton reported it missing on September 11, and members of the Texas National Guard were ultimately called up to aid their search. Halliburton said it even deployed vehicles fitted with radiation detection equipment, but found nothing on three sweeps of the area.

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Thankfully, the Midland County Sheriffís Department said that an oilfield worker spotted the radioactive rod on the ground near a highway on Friday and immediately called police. The worker recognized it thanks to fliers passed out with photos of the device.

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Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/08/halliburtons-missing-nuclear-waste-found-alongside-texas-highway/

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Reply Halliburtonís missing nuclear waste found alongside Texas highway (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Oct 2012 #1
wordpix Oct 2012 #15
bullwinkle428 Oct 2012 #2
patricia92243 Oct 2012 #3
olddad56 Oct 2012 #8
AtheistCrusader Oct 2012 #4
wordpix Oct 2012 #12
AtheistCrusader Oct 2012 #13
ZombieHorde Oct 2012 #16
thesquanderer Oct 2012 #21
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #5
Bainbridge Bear Oct 2012 #6
myrna minx Oct 2012 #7
RC Oct 2012 #9
midnight Oct 2012 #10
Javaman Oct 2012 #11
wordpix Oct 2012 #14
Nihil Oct 2012 #20
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #17
chuckrocks Oct 2012 #18
DBoon Oct 2012 #19

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. Homer Simpson threw it there

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:04 PM

15. this is a comedy show if it weren't so dangerous

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. "Just toss it out the window...no one lives out here anyway!"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. They were taking it to Bush to give to Cheney - Halburton is Cheney's baby. n/t

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. It belongs up Cheney's ass.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:02 PM

4. Why are they calling it waste?

It's a tool. When I lose a pair of pliers, I don't call it steel waste.

This source is inserted inside a pipe casing to take pictures of welds, to ensure they are properly done. It's not garbage. It was simply lost. Careless and stupid, but not 'waste'.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:00 PM

12. the article says it's rad waste, not something inserted in a pipe to take photos

Apparently you know lots more about it than those who lost and found it though.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:08 PM

16. We call poop "waste," and poop can be a tool. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:47 AM

21. True, but...

... headlining it as "radioactive waste" instead of "radioactive tool" was sensationalism. It made the article attention-grabbing at the expense of clarity, and clearly gives people a somewhat wrong impression if they don't then read carefully.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:22 PM

5. Did Halliburton pay the costs of calling up the National Guard??

Can't find your keys?? ......... call the National Guard

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

6. Just shows how democratic Halliburton

 

can be. They aren't just reckless and incompetent in the Middle East but here, too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:29 PM

7. Sounds like Halliburton is just a lazy taker of a company. Are they going to pay back the

tax payers for using the Texas National Guard becasue of their own negligence?

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:45 PM

9. You've gotta be kidding.

 

Halliburton will most likely charge the TNG for services rendered for help in training them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:48 PM

10. Wow..... I hope that area receives proper healthcare scrutiny for this poison in their environment..

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:55 PM

11. This just in...

It wasn't until locals started noticing the jackrabbits and the coyotes glowing in the dark that they thought something might be amiss.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:03 PM

14. Hollowburden keeps turning up in every story of disaster and mayhem

BP, Iraq, and now radioactive waste beside the road.

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After the Deepwater Horizon disaster triggered the largest accidental oil spill in human history, investigators for President Barack Obamaís oil spill commission said that Halliburtonís cement seals around the well cap failed numerous safety tests. That should have raised questions, but the commission said that the company did not share their results with rig operator BP. Both companies have sued one another over the incident, and last December BP accused Halliburton of destroying evidence related to the case.
Raw Story (http://s.tt/1ptjj)

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Response to wordpix (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:37 AM

20. They've got a brilliant PR team

Anything that is negative (like the Halliburton failing cement seals on Deepwater Horizon) just
goes straight into the memory hole, assisted by their SOP of shredding anything that could be
embarrassing and simply lying about it afterwards.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:21 PM

17. I hope anyone named Bush picked some up.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 05:02 PM

18. Bravo for them

If the wacko bizzarocrats had their way with regulations and red tape, who knows how long it would have taken to find it, let alone, have the freedom to lose it? Thank goodness the fine folks at H had the freedom to perform a responsible and thorough search. This discovery is the direct result of freedom. Wait, who found it? Um, don't tread on me!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:27 PM

19. They found Cheney's heart?

or maybe his soul?

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