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Uranium Capsule Falls at Kerr-McGee Plant

January 10, 1986|Associated Press

HENDERSON, Nev. — A capsule containing uranium fell out of an X-ray machine Wednesday night at a Kerr-McGee Corp. plant that makes fuel for the space shuttle program, and authorities closed off a section of the plant.

No one was injured and there was no immediate danger in the second emergency in a week at a Kerr-McGee plant, a Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman said.

One worker was killed when a shipping container ruptured at the Sequoyah Fuels Corp. plant near Gore, Okla., on Saturday, spewing toxic gas into the air.

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