Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hazmat Scare At Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Maryland - 11th Oct 2011

Montgomery County Fire Assisant Chief Scott Graham says at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday fire department and hazmat unit were called to the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.

The unit found that a contract crew of 11 people that handles medical waste at the facility had come in contact with low level radioactive medical waste. The crew was bagging up medical waste for disposal.

Only one person had the radioactive waste come into contact with their clothing and no one got anything on their skin.

All 11 people were checked out by the hazmat crew. The hazmat crew did a dry decontamination on the clothing of the one person whose clothes came in contact with the waste.

Authorities say all 11 people are okay. Source