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originally posted by: schuyler
I-85 is a stupid place for a terrorist attack. There's nothing special about it. It;s not a landmark or otherwise famous. I'm not thinking anyone with actual knowledge of the situation is calling it that. All it;s doing is screwing up the commute. Traffic through that area is bad under normal conditions.
originally posted by: marg6043
So for what I read is that it was a storage area behind the bridge with lots of plastic pipes and some how it caught fire due to an electrical problem and that cause the fire that collapsed the bridge.
It was not a hot day today it was actually pleasant.
originally posted by: mikell
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Your link is broken.
Is this what you're talking about?
Second stories better
Man carrying red mercury causes hazmat situation in downtown
The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI are handling a hazardous materials situation at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in downtown Atlanta.
Officials confirm they received a call saying a man carried red mercury from Africa into the facility.
The Atlanta Fire Department shut down parts of Courtland and Baker streets while they investigate the situation.
Officials are investigating in downtown Atlanta after reports that a man claiming to have red mercury from Africa walked into the Region 2 location of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, police said.
“We received a call regarding a male coming into the facility carrying red mercury from Africa,” Atlanta police Officer Stephanie Brown said. “We are still gathering details on the call.”
Red mercury is reportedly a substance used to create nuclear bombs, but its existence has not been documented.
Brown said Homeland Security is en route to the location.
Parts of Peachtree Street, Peachtree Center Avenue and Courtland Street have been closed and officers are redirecting traffic.
A hazmat team, bomb squad and fire trucks were seen near the investigation.