Possible uranium spill at Opa-Locka Airport
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has responded to a hazmat call at Opa-Locka Airport that may possibly include a uranium spill.
A number of rescue crews responded late Thursday morning to the east-end of the airport, at taxi-way Alpha. This is a scrap yard where old planes are taken apart. Workers found a 55-gallon drum that was about three quarters full of a product that indicated it was uranium. There was a spill or leak in that work area.
Activity at the airport has virtually ground to a halt. Crews have established a staging area along 37th Avenue and 142nd Street. Responding units also included a hazmat unit from Miami International Airport, which will take the lead on investigating and containing the material.
The area has been cleared of all workers, as crews continue to work this situation.
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