Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Just wondering

Source of mysterious explosion in Illinois sought
Submitted by admin on Sat, 2007-02-24 14:52.
Police from at least three municipalities searched for the source of a loud explosion heard in and around McHenry, IL, located about 15 miles south of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line and about 20 miles west of I-94 at about 8:30 p.m. Friday evening.
Residents in the area of McHenry heard a large explosion – strong enough to shake houses in the area, and at least one resident observed a plume of smoke in the distance, but police from three departments failed to find anything after a search of the area.
Police from McHenry, Johnsburg and McCullom Lake helped in the search.
Theft of radioactive device in Canada cause for concern
Submitted by admin on Sun, 2007-02-25 14:17.
Sometime on or shortly before Tuesday, February 20, 2007, a portable radioactive nucleodensimeter was stolen from a construction site in Vaudreuil-Dorion, outside of Montreal. Weighing about 75 pounds, the specialized device is clearly labeled with radioactive warning stickers and contains radioactive material used to take soil samples and measure ground water. The radioactive substance inside, however, can be potentially dangerous if improperly exposed or used for nefarious purposes.
This is the second time a nucleodensimeter has been stolen from the greater Montreal area. On September 23, 2002, the same type of device was stolen from an engineer's truck while the vehicle was parked at his residence in Laval, Canada, just outside of Montreal. Based on inquiries to police officials by the Northeast Intelligence Network, that device was never recovered.


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