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Canada: Small Radioactive Source Found in Halifax Parking Lot


A small metal canister with radiation warning markings was discovered in a parking lot in Halifax, Canada. The canister was presumed to contain a calibration source.

Abstract Number: 20110770
Headline: Canada: Small Radioactive Source Found in Halifax Parking Lot
Date: January 2011
Bibliography: "Canister with radioactive markings causes concern in Halifax," The Canadian Press, 6 January 2011, www.thestar.com
Material: Unidentified radioactive material

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