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HazMat team at O'Hare find 'crushed' radioactive container

CHICAGO - A Level 2 hazardous materials team was sent to O'Hare Airport after a "crushed" container believed to be radioactive was found in the shipping area early this morning.

At 7:30 a.m., O'Hare Airport workers in the shipping area found a crushed container with a "RADIOACTIVE" sticker on it, Chicago Fire Dept. spokesman Quention Curtis said.

A Level 2 HazMat was called to the scene out of precaution and investigators found the crushed container was not compromised. No one was hurt, Curtis said.

The cargo area used by Lufthansa airlines is on Irving Park Road and did not affect passenger travel, Chicago Dept. of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said. The scene was secured at 8:10 a.m.

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