Radioactive waste discovered at Bethesda Naval

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A contractor discovered low-level radioactive medical waste in a dumpster at the National Naval Medical Center, Montgomery County Fire officials say. Eleven people were evaluated and one person was found to have a small amount of radioactive contamination on their gloves.

Fire officials say clothing was removed from that person and they were given a "dry decontamination." No one was hurt. The investigation will be turned over to authorities with the National Naval Medical Center.

Fire & Rescue hazardous material responders were called shortly before 8 p.m. to the hospital in the 9000 block of Rockville Pike. No serious injuries or illnesses have been reported.


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