I’ve blogged before about the radioactive tracers in the sand used for hydraulic fracturing.
And, I’ve blogged plenty of times about the radioactive waste that is produced in natural gas development including the most recent news:
Well, someone stole a load of that radioactive sand. Seems to be some pretty dangerous stuff.
Tuesday, March 30 2010
(Austin, TX) — A thief in Austin, Texas may not know that he or she is in possession of dangerous radioactive waste. Cops say someone stole a half-dozen containers of radioactive tracer sand from a vehicle parked at a Wal-Mart late last week.
The vandalized vehicle belongs to a Houston-based laboratory and state heath services officials say the thief may be at risk of radiation exposure.