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Radioactive Waste Hazard: Radiation leak discovered in Jersey City, NJ



Radioactive Waste/ Environmental Hazard – Radiation leak (Industrial)
North – America – USA | State of New Jersey, Jersey City, Sims Metal Management
Location: N 40° 43.689, W 74° 4.659
Damage Level: unreported
Injured: unknown
Evacuees: unknown

HAZMAT in USA on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 at 03:13 (03:13 AM) UTC.

A report of a radiation leak from a “container” at a Jersey City recycling facility triggered a large response from police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians this afternoon. The incident was reported at about 2:30 p.m. at Sims Metal Management at 1 Linden Ave., based on emergency responder radio transmissions. A police car that was blocking the entrance of the Sims facility left at 3:02 p.m. and many ambulances, fire trucks and police emergency services were the spotted leaving the scene. Emergency vehicles with lights flashing were still visible deep in the recycling plant. Information on the incident was not immediately available from Jersey City. There was no answer at the Sims facility in Jersey City and the corporate headquarters could not immediately provide information on what was happening.


May 29, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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