Search for radioactive “mystery” box in Limestone County


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A bright yellow box marked “Radioactive” has caused panic in north Alabama.

The box was found Tuesday afternoon on Mooresville Road in Tanner. The driver stopped to check it out, thinking he was in luck at a free Yeti cooler, but decided to pass on the opportunity after reading the warning.

(Courtesy of William Tennis)

The man told News 19 he immediately went to a Huntsville hospital to be checked out as a precaution.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Alabama Radiation Control (ARC) received information about a building meter containing radioactive material that “does not appear to be owned.”

ADPH confirmed that the box contained two radioactive sources.

News 19 confirmed with an employee of a nearby business that after the first driver left, an elderly man in a white minivan stopped, picked up the mystery box and placed it on his bed. truck and drove off.

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