posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 03:57 PM
Originally posted by worldwatcher
wasn't there an incident involving a container and high radiation levels already at the Jersey seaport?
Hummmm...refering to this or something more recent?
Navy SEALs & DOE To Test Container Ship Near NJ For Radiation
"Federal inspectors were to conduct tests Thursday (12sep02) on a container ship where radiation emissions were detected earlier this week during a
Sandra Carroll, a spokeswoman for the Newark office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said investigators from the U.S. Department of Energy were
to conduct testing either on or near the M/V Palermo Senator, a 708-foot container ship owned by a German subsidiary of South Korea-based Hanjin
shipping and sailing under Liberian registry.
The ship, which had stopped in Singapore, Malaysia and Egypt, among other destinations, before docking Tuesday in Port Newark, was ordered back to sea
and is being held in an exclusion zone six miles from shore until authorities can determine what is in its cargo holds and whether the radiation
readings came from material onboard or from the ship itself.
Authorities wouldn't say what the readings were, or whether they were at levels considered dangerous."