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Originally posted by NextLevel
From a News Story on Local Fox News Channel, 6:30AM on Tuesday, October 19, 2004:
The Department of Energy has been called by City Officials who are concerned about a recent [doesn't say when, but assumed yesterday] event where a garbage truck coming back from a garbage run triggered nuclear/radiological alarm.
Apparently the garbage truck had a specific route to cover, and theoretically they're already scanning the route with hazmat teams, etc. On a side/unreleated note: it is bizarre that today, above my house, at 7:10AM, I saw no less than 3 helicopters above my neighborhood. They didn't appear to be news helicopters.
Anyone else in the local Chicago area verify this?
Theres no need to panic though. The sensor could have been faulty or the garbage truck could have been carrying radioactive waste from hospitals or other medical centres.
Originally posted by Nerdling
I'll go drop this badboy on some other websites and watch people bombard the station with phonecalls.
A Chicago garbage truck that set off radioactivity alarms at a West Side transfer yard was carrying residential medical waste containing low levels of iodine, authorities said today.
Originally posted by deeprivergal
Interesting, have you checked the news to see if they've updated it? Local news would cover the story better than national news.
Do you know exactly what the truck was carrying?