Accident in Jacksonville, Florida, releases low-radioactive gas

Monday, January 30, 2006

WTLV news channel in Florida reports an explosion that released radioactive materials at Unison Industries, located at 7575 Baymeadows Way. One person was injured, according to the report.

Unison spokesperson Wayne Moles said "We believe one cylinder of gas may have exploded". The cylinder was filled with krypton gas according to AP. Firefighters say at least 40 people became exposed to the low-level radiation. All are undergoing decontamination measures.

Unison manufactures aviation equipment and military applications like ignition generators for Tomahawk cruise missiles.