NEAR SUPERIOR, Wis. – A mysterious container warning "caution radioactive material" was found on a Wisconsin beach on Wednesday morning.
The U.S. Coast Guard reported that the responding agencies determined that the container, found on a beach near the mouth of the Poplar River, didn't contain radioactive materials.
Left unexplained is whether the empty container meant the previously enclosed radioactive materials had been released into the environment, or not. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or its Agreement State colleagues, are supposed to regulate nuclear and radioactive materials, including in industry and medicine, not just in the nuclear power industry. But they often fail at their crucial task.