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We got stuck next to this truck during the 7pm July 1st holiday traffic on North bound I-270, after seeing the Radioactive warning placards we pulled out the Geiger Counter and Camera. Lesson learned, AVOID RADIOACTIVE TRUCKS!
The Geiger counter samples over a 30 second moving average, updated every 3 seconds.
Notice how the reading on the Geiger Counter keeps moving upwards after we pass the truck; had we stayed next to the radioactive truck the readings would have went even higher.
Pray for the truck driver; the source of gamma rays appeared to be located almost directly behind the driver.
One would think that these things would be much more heavily shielded, located further away from the driver, and that such materials would be transported when other people are not on the road.
The truck exited I-270 at Lilac Ave.
Originally posted by PhantomLimb
Do they all do this or could the trailer have been damaged? If they all do it then perhaps the radiation dissipates after a certain time frame. Either way, this sounds disturbing.
Originally posted by MrFake
.3 MR/H is a low level of radiation, which you would have to be in contact with for over an hour to experience harm (if any) from it.
While I don't agree that this is right in any way (they should have better standards for the transportation of radioactive materials), the only one really at any risk here is the driver.
Originally posted by whyamIhere
I just called the phone number on the truck.
The lady told me they haul "Medical Waste".
She told me she has already received some calls.
Originally posted by Signals
We shouldn't worry though, Coulter & FOX says radiation is good for us. If we exceed safe levels, we raise the safe level standards.