No leaks found at Halifax port after radiation scare

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Canadian Press - A fire department official says a terminal at Halifax's port is returning to normal operations after a radiation scare Thursday night.

An evacuation zone was in place Friday at the terminal after four steel cylinders carrying radioactive material fell about six metres around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Phil McNulty, the city's executive fire officer, says the cylinders are carrying granular uranium hexafluoride.

They fell from a pallet as they were being unloaded from a container ship.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's on-site inspector has confirmed that all four canisters of uranium hexafluoride are intact, and there has been no breach to any of the containers.

Organizations: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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