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Walter Reed patients, staff may have been exposed to radiation in May
Washington Post

Two packages of radioactive material sat under a counter in the main lobby of Walter Reed Army Medical Center for 44 hours, possibly exposing patients and staff to elevated radiation, according to an investigation by federal regulators. The packages were delivered May 1 to the hospital’s concierge, who stored them under the counter, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The intended recipient, the hospital’s administrative officer, didn’t locate the package until the next Monday, two days later. An NRC spokesman said that the agency is not aware of anyone being harmed.

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