“Coast Guard: FBI investigating report of dirty bomb in South Carolina,” WCSC, June 14, 2017:
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – The U.S. Coast Guard is telling WCSC-TV in South Carolina that both state and federal authorities are investigating a potential dirty bomb threat at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night.
According to witnesses on the scene, the terminal was evacuated and agents were seen taping off the ship.
Emergency officials report radiation has not been detected as they comb the vessel.
A dirty bomb is an explosive made with radioactive material.
One Coast Guard official told WCSC, “the Maersk Memphis is currently moored at Charleston’s Wando terminal which has been evacuated while bomb detection units from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies investigate the threat.”…
Hazmat and EMS crews are also reported on the scene.