Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reactor was once a lightning rod for controversy. But, other companies in the nearby area also use radioactive materials, and yesterday one of these companies had a little accident when five drums of low level radioactive waste fell off a truck, bounced around on the roadside, but none broke open. No radioactive waste was released into the environment.
Back in the late 50’s Ford built a model of a nuclear powered car, the Ford Nucleon. – Gee, why didn’t they built that one? One little accident, and you can’t use a street for the 50 year halflife I guess…
BTW. In 2012, some roadworkers in Australia fell ill after discovering a nuclear waste drum that fell off a truck….