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Nuclear Event – Unplanned Contamination: U.S. Army CBRN Training School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is designated the central location for all of the Department of Defense’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Operations Training and home to the Chemical Corps Regiment.

North America – USA | State of Missouri, DOD – U.S. Army CBRN Training School, Fort Leonard Wood
Location: 37°47’40.2″N 92°08’13.2″W
Present Operational Age: ~76 years

Nuclear Event in USA on Thursday, 15 December, 2016 at 13:00 [CST].


At 1300 CST on December 15, 2016, during a survey, removable contamination above 1000 dpm was identified in a normally controlled and restricted area. Access was restricted to the area, the area was roped off and a decontamination team was assigned to decontaminate the area. Additional surveys were conducted outside the area identified and no additional areas were found to be contaminated. The licensee reported that the initial investigation indicates that none of the individuals who had access were contaminated or accessed the area.

The cause of the contamination is still under investigation.

Source: NRC  Event Number: 52445

See Also

Control of Radioactively Contaminated Material

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