SAN CARLOS (KRON) — Emergency and health officials in San Carlos are investigating after suspected radioactive material was discovered at a home Thursday afternoon.
City officials say crews are entering an unoccupied home on the 1000 block of Cedar Street to remove the suspected hazardous material.
Streets surrounding the home have been shutdown indefinitely, according to the city.
News Release: Suspected Radioactive Material Discovered in @CityofSanCarlos home. @redwoodcityfire, @SMCSheriff, @sanmateoco Environmental Health @smcoes, @SMCFireDept Haz Mat Team are on scene. Read @CityofSanCarlos announcement for more details including road & park closures https://t.co/xhOQjEnAw7 — City of Redwood City (@RedwoodCity) May 2, 2019
Cedar Street from Brittan Avenue to Arroyo Avenue as well as Burton Park are closed.
The city has also a closed a nearby youth center as a precaution.
City officials will be visiting homes in the area to notify residents about the incident.
The San Mateo County Environmental Health Department, Redwood City Fire, San Mateo Fire Haz Mat team and the sheriff’s emergency services office are overseeing the discovery.
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