TRUCK CONTAINING LOW LEVEL WASTE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL FROM TMI OVERTURNED

Agreement State Event Number: 51550
Rep Org: MARYLAND DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Licensee: HITTMAN TRANSPORT SERVICES
Region: 1
City:  State: MD
County: WASHINGTON
License #: 
Agreement: Y
Docket: 
NRC Notified By: RAY MANLEY
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 11/18/2015
Notification Time: 18:40 [ET]
Event Date: 11/18/2015
Event Time: 18:00 [EST]
Last Update Date: 11/18/2015
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section: 
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization): 
DAN SCHROEDER (R1DO)
BERNARD STAPLETON (IRD)
PAM HENDERSON (NMSS)
NMSS_EVENTS_NOTIFICA (EMAI)

 Event Text

TRUCK CONTAINING LOW LEVEL WASTE RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL OVERTURNED 

At approximately 1800 EST on 11/18/2015, the Maryland State Police responded to an overturned truck on route I-81 in Washington County, MD. The truck departed Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station en route to Oak Ridge, TN. Maryland Department of Environment responded to the site with radiation detectors and the hazmat team. The radioactive material was classified as low level waste and contained within the vehicle. The radiation levels on contact were very low, and at 1 meter, radiation levels were at background levels. The State Police closed the road for accident reconstruction.

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