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Cesium-137 Found Near Airport

Last updated on Monday, November 26, 2007

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Hazardous materials crews say the radioactive cesium-137 found inside a truck trailer at warehouse near Indianapolis International Airport - does not pose a health risk.

Firefighters and hazmat workers were sent the area when a radiation detector went off. Apparently, the material had been stored too closely - and that sparked the alert.

Cesium-137 is usually used in industrial gauges and cancer treatments.

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