Texans can breathe easier: The radioactive waste Halliburton fracking surveyors lost last month has finally been found.
Gordon Duff, the senior editor of Veterans Today, criticized the U.S. corporations and their for-profit actions harming the environment and said, “We don’t need to worry about Fukushima. Apparently we take our nuclear waste, throw it in the back of a pick-up truck and drive around until the wind blows it away or it falls off on the side of the road. And we found this nuclear waste. We have to wonder what’s out there (…) everywhere in America.”
The UAE-based oil services company told reporters this weekend that an oilfield worker found the rod of americium-241/beryllium alongside a highway near Pecos, Texas.
Gordon continued, “This is not the end of the story; it’s not the beginning of the story. This is a small amount of waste that we found, we have no idea what’s out there.”
Americium-241/beryllium is used for a variety of industrial and medical purposes and in this case was needed for equipment used to identify potential sites for natural gas drilling. It is a "Category 3" radioactive substance, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).