Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Radioactive spill cleared on I-20, Riverside Parkway, Georgia - 13th Sept 2011

A tractor trailer carrying liquid low grade radioactive medical waste swerved to avoid hitting a car and struck the guardrail near Riverside Parkway and overturned just before midnight Monday.

Several eastbound lanes were blocked as Cobb County hazmat and Georgia Environmental Protection Division crews worked to clear the spill.

By 5:30 a.m. all lanes had been cleared. Crews planned to return to the scene later Tuesday morning to remove debris from the shoulder.

Denell Boyd with the Cobb County Fire Department said seven of the truck's eight containers containing the medical waste were breached in the wreck, but the liquids vaporized when the containers broke open, and there was no danger to the public.

No one was injured in the accident. Source