Radiation scare in Astoria, Queens

May 24, 2011 6:46:22 PM PDT
A hazardous material teams investigated a possible radiation scare at a house in Queens.

A box with a radiation symbol was found inside an apartment on 45th Street in Astoria Tuesday.

Newscopter 7 flew over the building while Hazmat and the bomb squad sorted through boxes.

The owner died, and donated everything to charity.

While his belongings were being packed up, a suspicious box was discovered.

It tested positive for trace amounts of radiation.

It turns out the box was full of rocks that emit low levels of radiation.