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Radioactive Dump Site found in Noonan

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An illegal radioactive dump site has been discovered in the small town of Noonan. A large amount of radioactive filter socks have been found in an abandoned gas station that is owned by a fugitive.

Ken Ward, the owner of the gas station, is wanted in Wyoming. The radioactive socks were stuffed in large black trash bags. The trash bags were covered in dust and the health department says they might have been there for many years.

The department says there are no health threats to the town, but if someone were to inhale the particles, or eat after touching the socks, they could be at risk.

"The particles being emitted are alpha particles which can be shielded by a piece of paper of clothing," according to Scott Radig, the Director of Waste Management. "But. if someone were to inhale the particles, or eat after touching the socks, they could be at risk."

The department also says it hasn't been able to trace the socks back to the company.

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