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NPS Radioactive Containers

Location
The containers were found in the crawlspace below the house at Tract A, Lot 3, Block 11 in Kotzebue.
Time/Date of Incident
The containers were suspected of beingradioactive at approximately 4:00 PM on September 29, 2005 . The National Park Service contacted the ADEC as soon as the presence of radioactivity was suspected by NPS maintenance personnel.
Spill Number
05389927201
Product/Quantity
Thirty-nine (39) empty containers were discovered within the crawl space of the house. The containers were made of lead and some were labeled as having once contained radioactive isotopes.
Cause
It appears that a previous resident of the house stored the containers in the crawl space under the house and abandoned them. The source of the containers is being investigated.

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