uranium container emits only 'minimal' radiation levels - 55 gallon drum
Dade Fire Rescue team checks a 55-
On Thursday at the Opa-gallon barrels containing depleted uranium
Only the "lowest level" of radiation was found at the Locka Executive Airport and was ready to open the area for cleanup.
MDFR said on Twitter that it is waiting for everyone
Clear signal from EPA.
The drum, which contains uranium, was found in a part of the airport, where the old aircraft was demolished, MDFR said. The 55-
The gallon barrel is marked with "Depleted Uranium" and indicates that it contains U-238.
The source of uranium is unclear.
Workers were evacuated from the area quickly, but officials were not injured.
The airport handles minor traffic from nearby Miami International Airport. WSVN-
The container contains about 75% of uranium, according to television reports.
"There was a leak or leak in that work area," said Miami television . ".
During the initial inspection, a firefighter on site told the fire dispatcher that the material was solid rather than liquid or dust, making it easier to block the protected area.
The area is also an Air Force Base, according to NBC Miami. S.
Coast Guard air and sea rescue stations.