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PGFD Investigate Why Alarm Sounded At NASA Goddard

Prince George's County Fire officials are on the scene at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt investigating why radiation and smoke alarms sounded around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Update: May 11, 2:03 p.m.:

Original Post: Prince George's County Fire Department investigators are trying to figure out why alarms sounded Thursday night at NASA Goddard in Greenbelt.

According to PGFD Spokesman Mark Brady's Twitter account, firefighters responded to the scene of NASA Goddard around 10 p.m. after radiation alarms sounded at the building. Hazmat was also on scene to determine the cause.

Investigators said the radiation alarm sounded because the facility's smoke alarms sounded, Brady tweeted, but no smoke was visible on scene.

Although radiation has been ruled out as a cause of the alarm, firefighters are continuing to investigate the reason for the alarms sounding.

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Do you feel safe living near NASA Goddard? Do you ever fear your proximity to the building could be hazardous to your health?

Joe May 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I didn't know I needed to be worried about living near Goddard!
Rjones May 11, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Me either! Why radiation there? What levels?

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