COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M officials tell KBTX that a package containing radioactive material for research has been located.
A spokesman for Texas A&M released this statement Tuesday afternoon:
"Texas A&M University has located the radioactive source package that was missing. It was found in one of our secure hazardous material storage facilities. The package was unopened, undamaged and in its original shipping condition. The package is safe for transportation and storage and the community was never in any danger.”
KBTX was first to report Monday night the school and Federal Express were actively searching for the package that was supposed to find its way to an on-campus office, but it never arrived there.
On Friday, an internal email was sent by Christopher Meyer, an assistant vice president with the Office of Safety and Security, asking for assistance in finding the box that was shipped from Edina, Minnesota.
On Monday night Texas A&M said the missing package "does contain radioactive material, but we hasten to add it doesn’t present a health threat to the community provided the contents, which are secured in a box with two layers of inner containment, are not disturbed."