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Laurel County authorities identify 'suspicious box' with radioactive material warning

Photo: Laurel County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Laurel County Sheriff's Office(WKYT)
Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 5:15 PM EDT
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Laurel County authorities have identified a 'suspicious box' found on a person's property Friday afternoon.

Deputies responded to the property on Chapel Road north of London after the person notified them about the box. The sheriff's office worked with emergency management, the Kentucky Radiation Health branch and the FBI to determine it was a portable industrial radiography system.

Crews removed the box from the property.

The item was deemed to be no danger to the public.

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