[ RadSafe ] Uranium Transportation Accident

Muckerheide, Jim (CDA) Jim.Muckerheide at state.ma.us
Fri Dec 22 01:35:12 CST 2006

Truck hauling 6,000 pounds uranium overturns on I-95

BENSON, N.C. A tractor-trailer hauling about six-thousand pounds of low-grade uranium overturned tonight as it exited Interstate 95 in North Carolina.

The uranium was being transported from Portsmouth [VA] by Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Global Nuclear Fuels in Wilmington.

Authorities say the truck crashed onto its side while exiting onto Interstate 40 in Johnston County.

One of two people in the truck suffered minor injuries.
No other vehicles were involved.

Highway Patrol spokesman Everett Clendenin says the truck was carrying Type A radioactive material. He says there's no threat to the public.

The accident happened around nine p-m and closed the exit ramp. Clendenin says the ramp should be open by morning.

Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Regards, Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl on behalf of Jeff Terry
Sent: Fri 12/22/2006 1:54 AM
To: radsafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Uranium Transportation Accident
Fox News is reporting that a tractor-trailer containing Uranium has  
overturned on U. S. Interstate-95. Not much detail was given.


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