Beyond Claycord – UPDATE: Lafayette Police: ‘Radioactive’ Package Found at Intersection

December 10, 2013 10:00 am · 11 comments

Police and fire crews are at a Lafayette intersection where someone dropped what appears to be a radioactive package this morning, according to police.

The package was found at the intersection of Brown Avenue and Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Contra Costa County hazardous materials personnel have also been called in to investigate the object, police said.

Police are advising the public to stay away from the intersection until further notice.

No additional details were immediately available.

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UPDATE: Jimmy Lee with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office says the box is harmless. An inspection of the box found that it contained a
ground-penetrating radar, Lee said. Such radars are used to capture three-dimensional images of underground surfaces.

The hazmat team determined that the radar was not dangerous, Lee said. He said investigators are now working to find the box’s owner.

The intersection has since reopened.


1 I'm The Urban Spaceman December 10, 2013 at 10:28 AM

At the old WC Gemco (now Target), the shipping/receiving dock was at the corner of California & Ygnacio, where a truck was semi-permanently parked. On the truck are various hazardous symbols…some imp decided to switch the decals to the nuclear hazrd symbol….many upset phone calls to Lucky headquarters, and the Police about Gemco storing nuclear materials on their property…The store #1 running around the property trrying to figure out what the hell was going on(think chicken, no head), after a few hours the sign was spotted and changed.

2 jtkatec December 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I’m hoping this is just a badly played prank. Stupidity and cruelty more like.

3 Frank L. December 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM

We live in Lafayette. This is bizarre!

4 Connie Dobbs December 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Holy crap, Frank! Now they’re coming for the useful people!

5 Cowellian December 10, 2013 at 11:04 AM

I guess that’s one way of staying warm without burning wood.

6 Frank L. December 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM

@ Connie-4

People in Martinez are just as useful. I like Martinez, especially downtown antique stores.

7 Connie Dobbs December 10, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Thank you for your validation, Frank.

8 The Mamba December 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Oh sorry, I must have dropped my microwave.

9 the majority December 10, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Connie, show a little class. Some of us feel we are important despite what our husbands income is.

10 Connie Dobbs December 11, 2013 at 8:13 AM

You people are freaking priceless. Promise me you’ll never change.

11 the majority December 11, 2013 at 8:41 PM

The only change is when your rich husband trades you infor the new model…..i feel sorry for your “good life”

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