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NPS Radioactive Containers
- 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
- 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.
- 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.