Texas A&M Finds Lost Package Containing Radioactive Material

The package was found undisturbed in one of the school’s hazardous material storage facilities.

A package of radioactive material has been found by Texas A&M University after it was missing for nearly two weeks.

The university released a statement September 1 explaining that the package was discovered “unopened, undamaged and in its original shipping condition” and stressing that the community was never in any danger. The package was found in one of the school’s hazardous material storage facilities, according to KBTX.com.

KBTX had reported on an internal email sent to school officials August 28 asking for help finding the package. According to the email FedEx delivered the package from Edina, Minnesota after someone used “KHOUSELY” to sign for it on the College Station campus.

After that report the university said the radioactive material did not pose a threat if it remained secure and undisturbed.

The material was originally sent to the school’s Radiation Safety Office by the Science Engineering and Education Company in a 27 pound, 20 inch tall cardboard box.

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