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On Friday November 26, 2010, 10:06 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- FedEx is searching for radioactive rods used for medical equipment that went missing during shipment between North Dakota and Tennessee.

Memphis-based FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz said Friday the rods are used for quality control purposes for CT scans. She says the rods were likely misplaced and there's no indication the material was stolen.

She says the shipment was from Fargo, N.D., to Knoxville, Tenn., this week and the rods are in a metal cylinder that is about 10 inches tall and weighs about 20 pounds.

Munoz says as long as no one tries to open the metal container, the rods do not pose a danger.

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On Friday November 26, 2010, 10:06 am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- FedEx is searching for radioactive rods used for medical equipment that went missing during shipment between North Dakota and Tennessee.

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Munoz says as long as no one tries to open the metal container, the rods do not pose a danger.
That's what they said about Pandora's Box. :laughing:
 

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FedEx Finds Radioactive Shipment That Vanished Between N.D. and Tenn.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx says it has located a shipment of radioactive rods used in medical equipment that had vanished while being sent from North Dakota to Tennessee.

The rods, which are used for quality control in CT scans, were found at the FedEx station in Knoxville, Tenn., FedEx spokeswoman Sandra Munoz told FoxNews.com Friday.

A hospital in Fargo, N.D. returned three shipments of the rods to their manufacturer in Knoxville, Tenn., earlier in the week, but only two arrived at their destination.

The rods were incased in a metal container called a "pig" that contains their radiation. Munoz said when they were recovered at the Knoxville station Friday no one had opened that casing.

"Everything's fine, the pig itself was not opened, and we're making arrangements to deliver it to the recipient," Munoz said.

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This definitely justifies the continued invasive atdowns by the TSA because what if someone stole that pig and tried to get on a flight with it.
 

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This definitely justifies the continued invasive atdowns by the TSA because what if someone stole that pig and tried to get on a flight with it.
Hmmm 10 inches tall and 20lbs, yeah I can see that being smuggled in someones pants:lookinup::rolling:
 
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