Haz Mat Crew Called To Stetson For Uranium


DELAND, Fla., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Hazardous materials crews were called to Florida’s Stetson University after reports that a student had uranium on campus.

Investigators on the scene determined the uranium to be “extremely low-grade,” and no would cause no danger, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported.

Cindi Brownfield, a university spokeswoman, said that students living in Smith Hall became aware of the uranium Thursday morning and brought it to the public-safety building.

Volusia County sheriff’s hazardous materials crew, along with DeLand, Fla., police and firefighters were called to the campus. The building had been closed off.

No charges were filed against the unidentified student owner of the material. The low-grade uranium can be legally possessed.

The student will face disciplinary action from the school, however. Stetson University has a policy against the possession of potentially dangerous materials.

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