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BLOOMBERG: Halliburton Hunting for Missing Radioactive Probe in West Texas

BLOOMBERG: Halliburton Hunting for Missing Radioactive Probe in West Texas

By Kathy Warbelow and Brian Wingfield
Sept. 13, 2012 9:00 PM PT

Texas may call out the National Guard in the hunt for a seven-inch radioactive rod used in drilling natural-gas wells, lost this week by Halliburton Co. (HAL) somewhere in a 130-mile swath of the state’s western oil fields.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said yesterday it sought help from an Austin-based National Guard unit that has equipment to locate the radioactive item, which can pose a health risk if touched or held for several days.

A device similar to the missing radioactive probe is shown. Source: Texas Department of State Health Services via Bloomberg

Halliburton lost the unit on Sept. 11, according to a report yesterday by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Pickup trucks with detection gear retraced the route of a vehicle that carried the radioactive rod before it was lost. The trucks drove at 10 miles an hour between Pecos, where the device was used on a well, and Odessa without finding the unit, the report said.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-13/halliburton-hunting...



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missing radioactive sources

missing radioactive sources are very common in the oilfield. The only reason you are hearing about this is because it is Halliburton. Halliburton as an oilfield service company is not some big bad evil company. Schlumberger once lost a source in Mexico that killed a little child...did you see that on the news? Nope...cuz it's not Halliburton.

It appears you do not know

Halliburton do further research. I did not give you the down vote by the way.

Some years ago I saw a video about Halliburton and barracks they built in Iraq,(I think) it very disturbing.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

dude...i worked for

dude...i worked for Halliburton on 2 separate occasions. The service company side of the business (which this would involve) is not evil. It's just frac crews, cement crews, downhole tools...etc. Maybe their involvement in overseas activities was shady...but that was KBR...which at the time was owned by Halliburton.

Bottom line...it's not news really & not all parts of Halliburton are bad.

The only complaint I have

The only complaint I have with Halliburton people is that they are a bland company, I know because I work in their software dept!

Southern Agrarian

Thanks, for your info

my husband worked for Monsanto, at one time and it wasn't bad. The sad truth is it only takes one bad apple to ruin the crop.

Good companies get bought out for their good branding and good work, only to have new owners with evil or poor intentions. All the good that went before is lost to the new reality that the company can not be trusted.

This is why politics and just reading the news is so difficult we can not know the true intentions.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

nope,

not evil at all!

https://www.google.com/search?q=halliburton+sued+for+polluti...

LOL!

You know, 'cause a serial murderer's choke and slash happy hands must be separated from his crimes.

oh then there's the whole Iraq invasion #2 thingy.

kinda like how Nazis were just following orders, and people have regular problem separating Hitler's secretary from the SS and the rest of the nazis.

hey, what you gonna do, if Walmart were to regularly hire pedophiles, people would have no problem calling them a 'pedophile company.'

like it or not, whether individuals part of an 'evil organization' maybe innocent or not, unfortunately people don't care to make such nuanced distinctions.

strangely though, the sheeple never seem to want to call govt a bunch of rapists, kidnappers, assaulters, torturers, fraudsters, terrorists and murderers, even though every single historical fact prove them to be such.

oy veh, what ya gonna do...

if they knew to call govt that, Dr. Paul would've been the POTUS in 1988, let alone in 2008 or this year.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

You don't have to use their

You don't have to use their services you know.

Southern Agrarian

I don't use BlackWater

but they're still evil.o)

Allow me to state the obvious: Halliburton is not a capitalist organization; Halliburton is the epitome of corporatism, in fact, they're a textbook definition of corporatism.

So the whole 'don't have to use their service' argument is moot, as they're heavily subsidized by my own govt-stolen wealth.

Thus whether I want to or not, they ARE stealing MY wealth, via govt, in which I had no say or control in the matter.

Granted, the way the current status of utterly ubiquitous corporatist econ system we have, you'll rarely have someone who work for a company or run or own a company that's 100% devoid of some type of govt or corporatist influence.

But you know what YOU DO have a choice in? Where YOU decide to work, and whom you decide to voluntarily work for.

By your equal logic, YOU can CHOOSE to STOP working for an 'evil' company (that is perceived to be so, and in point of fact IS so), thus you don't find yourself justifying their existence, before R3VOL who already know 'what's up.'

We all 'get' the economic reality, but let's not stretch the obvious.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I wonder what this BS means

lost Sept 11 naturally, duh.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

It means BS and not worth wasting bandwith here but then again

Look at the source.

americium-241 used in your smoke detector.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americium

Many uses how about a pair of non sparking pliers?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryllium_copper

This isn't even newsworthy. A friend of mine used to machine this stuff. You don't want to breathe the dust. Other than that Al-CIA-Duh isn't going to get their paws on it and nuke us they already have those stashed away.

Then again the way things have been here lately maybe it should be front paged.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul