Advertisement

Radioactive testing gear in Duarte no threat, authorities say

A report of a “radioactive box” that prompted authorities to cordon off an area near the Rancho Duarte golf course Thursday afternoon was deemed not to be a threat, authorities said.

Authorities dispatched a hazardous materials team to deal with the box found in a silver four-door sedan that collided with a telephone pole near the intersection of Los Lomas Road and East Huntington Drive.

Advertisement

Officials determined it to be radiological testing equipment.

As a precaution, investigating officials cordoned off a 300-foot area around the vehicle and closed some nearby businesses.

Advertisement

Officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department investigated the materials and determined that while they emitted low levels of radioactivity, they were not harmful.

ALSO:

Advertisement

Proposal would let ride-sharing firms operate in state

Cab operators circle City Hall to protest ride-sharing firms

Advertisement

Los Angeles taxi drivers will protest ‘high-tech bandit cab’ apps

Twitter: @anblanx |Facebook | Google +

Advertisement

andrew.blankstein@latimes.com


Advertisement