Politics

Jan 17, 2007

Found: WA’s missing radioactive canister

Following yesterday’s item on the canister of radioactive material missing in Western Australia, Crikey received fresh information on how it may have been lost, what the canister looks like, how easy it would be to break into, and possible uses for the contents. But moments before publication this morning, Crikey received news that the canister was found yesterday.

Following yesterday’s item on the canister of radioactive material missing in Western Australia, Crikey received fresh information on how it may have been lost, what the canister looks like, how easy it would be to break into, possible uses for the contents and what’s being done to find it. We even got instructions on opening it.

But moments before publication this morning, Crikey learned that the canister had been found. And yes, it had fallen off the back of a truck. An item similar to the canister pictured below had been lying in the desert for two months:

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