McNulty said there was a similar incident at a Halifax port in the late 1990s involving uranium hexafluoride, but there was no leakage.
McNulty said one of the lift's arms failed and sent the cylinders tumbling onto other containers on the ship. There were no injuries and no one was contaminated at the terminal in Fairview Cove.
"Unless there was a very hot condition around, the volatility issue shouldn't be too bad," Cook said.
Phil McNulty, the city's executive fire officer, said the area is being monitored by emergency crews after the cylinders carrying granular uranium hexafluoride fell.
The granular substance was contained in the cylinders, he added.
in London could not be reached for comment.
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Because the compound is chemically reactive, he said it could form a corrosive Air Max 90 Infrared Og On Feet
mixture if it were to get wet. Problems would also be posed if the solid were to turn to gas, but he said that would require temperatures well above 55 C.
"This material shouldn't be highly radioactive anyway," said Cook. "Not much more so than the actual rocks that would have originally been dug out of the ground to process this."
"They go to great lengths to ensure the safety of the product because human beings are dealing with it all the way from start to the end user," he said.
Firefighters evacuated the immediate area as a safety precaution after the accident Thursday night and the crew of the Atlantic Companion which arrived in Halifax from Liverpool, England were taken to a local hotel.
the Canadian company responsible for shipping the product, RSB Logistic Inc., was also headed to port to confirm there was no leak and no danger.
Cylinders carrying radioactive material dropped at port
Uranium hexafluoride is the chemical compound used in the gas centrifuge process to enrich uranium.
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William Cook, an associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, said the compound comes in a solid form that is similar to salt crystals, and poses a relatively low risk.
"Everybody that handles that dangerous goods container in the supply chain has the documentation on what it is and what the hazards are and how to respond," said Malek.
Investigators with the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre were scheduled to arrive Friday to the Ceres terminal in the city's north end to conduct a more detailed assessment, McNulty said, but no leaks had been detected. Thursday and landed in a contained area of the vessel.
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