Ibizan Hound Posted April 1, 2021 Share Posted April 1, 2021 Truck carrying radioactive uranium compound crashes, closing North Carolina highway Wednesday, 31 March 2021 11:00 PM A truck carrying a radioactive compound dumped part of its load Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Cumberland County, creating a delicate cleanup and hours of traffic delays. Two of the four 1,000-gallon containers of uranium hexafluoride the truck was carrying fell off at about 11:45 a.m. between Exit 55 and Exit 58 for Interstate 295 near Wade. No injuries were reported, and none of the material leaked from the containers, said Gene Booth, Cumberland County's emergency management director. Uranium hexafluoride is a low-level radioactive material used in the nuclear fuel enrichment process. It's often transported as a waste in a solid form, and it turns to gas at higher temperatures. The main concern on site was chemical burns if the material were to escape form the containers. https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2021/03/31/648493/Truck-radioactive-uranium-compound-crashes-North-Carolina- Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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