A 55-gallon drum of uranium was found Thursday in the area of a dismantled airplane at Opa-locka Executive Airport, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
The area has been evacuated while a hazmat team from Miami International Airport assess the situation as well as a possible spill.
Teams are “monitoring levels of radiation,” fire-rescue spokesman Arnold Piedrahita said Thursday afternoon on Twitter. So far, “minimum” levels have been detected, he said.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been contacted to release the scene for cleanup, he said.