QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Plutonium Waste
News Item:
“. . . The contractor, Los Alamos National Security, saw its fee reduced 90 percent because of the accident, in which a 55-gallon drum packaged with plutonium waste from bomb production erupted after being placed in a. . . .”
K.R., a Baltimore reader, writes:
“Package:  to enclose in a package or container. So the drum was enclosed in plutonium waste?”
And can it be past time for QT’s annual reminder that possession isn’t “nine-tenths of the law” but “nine points of the law”?

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