Transporting uranium

So, transporting uranium is safe, eh?  And they want to do more of it…

Semi hauling uranium oxide hits ditch after collision

The StarPhoenix  Monday, June 25, 2007


Two people were sent to hospital following a two-vehicle collision Saturday morning at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 15 near Kenaston.

Around 10:30 a.m., Hanley RCMP responded to an accident involving a car travelling eastbound along Highway 15 that was struck by a semi travelling southbound on Highway 11. The semi left the road and drove into the ditch at the southeast corner of the intersection. The female driver of the car and the male driver of the semi were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.

RCMP say the semi was transporting uranium oxide, but the material did not leak from the truck. A hazardous materials company was called in to assist with the removal of the vehicle from the scene.

Traffic was reduced to one southbound lane on Highway 11 while emergency crews worked. Traffic returned to normal by 5 p.m.

© The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon) 2007

2 thoughts on “Transporting uranium

  1. Pingback: Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy » Blog Archive » Kenaston mushroom cloud?

  2. It seems every once in awhile there is an accident with a uranium truck. It certainly isn’t safe. Just one more reason why we should shut down the uranium mines.

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