Radioactive Material Sent To Texas A&M Via FedEx Has Gone Missing

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A package containing radioactive material sent to Texas A&M University has been reported missing by the school.

The 27lb (12.2kg) package sent sent via Federal Express was signed for nearly two weeks ago, but the university says the relevant office didn’t receive it.

The university said in a statement on Monday that while finding the package was important because of the nature of its contents, the radioactive material inside was secure as long as it was not tampered with or disturbed.

They also said that the all appropriate state and federal regulatory agencies had been notified.

RT reports: On Friday, the university’s Office of Safety and Security sent out an internal email seeking assistance in locating the package, according to KBTX. The medium-sized cardboard box — each side measuring 20 inches in length — was sent from Edina, Minnesota, by the Science Engineering and Education Company’s radioactive material producer Ritverc.

“The outside of the package has a logo from RITVERC and has UN2910 marking,” Christopher Meyer, an assistant with the school’s Office of Safety and Security, wrote in the internal email.

UN2910 is a FedEx label designation for radioactive material, which the shipping company routinely handles, along with other hazardous items.

Meyer added that FedEx records show the package was signed for by a “KHOUSELY” on August 21, yet Texas A&M told KBTX that its Radiation Safety Office has not received the package.


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