What was thought might be a radioactive leak in Clinton this morning turned out to be a false alarm. Clinton emergency officials say there was no danger to the public when a railroad car carrying dirt contaminated with radioactive materials was leaking while stopped in Clinton. A Union Pacific train stopped in Clinton to fix an unrelated problem when railroad workers saw condensation dripping off the rail car that was carrying the so-called “dirty dirt.” A railroad spokesman says the dirt contained very low levels of radioactivity, so low the car doesn’t even have to carry a warning sign that its contents are radioactive. The dirt probably came from an industrial site, according to Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis. He says the dirt is being shipped through Iowa, on its way to Utah for proper disposal.
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