States Neww Service

Radioactive Rods Puzzle Authorities

Friday May 21, 1999

- (AUSTIN) -- The Texas Department of Health wants to know how radioactive wires used in treating skin cancer 20 years ago wound up in a ditch on state Highway-59 near Houston. The two-inch wires, some containing dangerous radium, were found in dirt removed from the ditch by the Texas Department of Transportation.