[ RadSafe ] Rt. 9 in MA

O.Bruce Bugg obbugg at gsp.net
Fri Dec 30 07:40:21 CST 2005

Any links to other news articles? The only ones I found don't mention a
language barrier.


Two stories

and http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BOS11702/

indicate that there were meters present. With what I understand to be
THE major manufacturer of radiopharmaceuticals in the greater Boston
area, one would hope that responders are a little better versed.  But
maybe not, because like everywhere else, the number of incidents
involving radioactive materials transport is virtually non-existent. I
think I've been to four in Georgia in 20 years, and one of those was
precipitated by theft of the courier vehicle.

If the driver ever carries Yellow-III, then he needs CDL and is subject
to the English language requirements of the Motor Carrier Safety

Capt. Bruce Bugg
Georgia Department of Public Safety
Motor Carrier Compliance Division
P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta , GA  30371-1456
Phone: 404.624.7211 or 7210
Fax: 404.624.7295
e-mail: obbugg(at)gsp.net [replace "(at)" with "@"]

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of J.Marshall Reber
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 18:21
To: RadSafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Rt. 9 in MA

Holy Moly!  A pickup truck carrying EMPTY radioactive and biohazard
containers turns over but the highway is shut down for hours because the
driver can't speak English and verify their emptyness.

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