Feb 122005

Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan receives this weeks award for the most obvious observation, when he explained that Halliburton’s four-month delay in reporting the loss of nuclear material "did not comply with notification requirements." It seems that a 185-pound container of radioactive equipment – the kind of material used in dirty bombs – which was imported by Halliburton Energy Services turned up unexpectedly this week at a shipping facility in Chelsea, MA. The problem: the shipment was falsely registered as having arrived in Newark, NJ, four months ago, and Halliburton only reported the missing container last Tuesday.

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