WHEELING - A pick-up truck carrying instruments that use a radioactive substance for measurement wrecked on Stone Church Road about 6 p.m. Thursday.
Lou Vargo, Wheeling-Ohio County Emergency Management Agency director, said the substance, iridium 192, remained contained during the accident. He said the vehicle belonged to Maestras Transport of New Manchester, Pa., and was traveling from an industrial project site in the Sand Hill area of Marshall County. Vargo said he did not know if project is related to gas drilling. Maestras brought another vehicle to the scene to take the instrument away.
"We have a radiation meter. No radiation was released in the area. ... There was never any danger to citizens or the environment," Vargo said.
He said if there had been a leak, officials "were not too concerned" because the substance has a "low yield." The truck's passenger received minor injuries after the driver lost control of the vehicle, which rolled onto its side.