Posted: Oct 5, 2012 4:04 PM by Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A piece of oilfield equipment containing potentially dangerous radioactive material has been recovered three weeks after it went missing in West Texas.
Houston-based Halliburton Co. says the tool has been recovered on a lease road in Reeves County near Pecos in West Texas. Halliburton spokeswoman Tara Mullee-Agard said Friday she had no other details.
The item reported missing Sept. 11 is a small stainless steel cylinder, about 7 inches long and an inch across. The sealed cylinder contains radioactive Americium-241/Beryllium.
A Halliburton oilfield crew lost the item while transporting it from Pecos to near Odessa.
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