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Potentially radioactive substance did not spill onto A697, police confirm

Potentially radioactive material did not spill out of containers when a lorry came off the A697 in Northumberland last night.

After an assessment of the vehicle and the drums that were being transported was carried out, police confirmed that the material contained within the drums remained there and did not leak or spill onto the surrounding area.

The road remains closed to allow for the vehicle to be removed and diversions have been put in place.

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