03/13/2014 22:55 EDT | Updated 05/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Radioactive leak investigated at Halifax port

Halifax Fire has confirmed there is a radioactive leak at the Fairview Container Terminal in the city's north end. 

Several emergency crews are on the scene including a HAZMAT team.

The leak began when a container being loaded onto the deck of the Atlantic Companion dropped. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The fire department went to test for radioactivity at the Ceres terminal. The first team found nothing, but a second test picked up higher than normal levels of radioactivity.

The Atlantic Companion is a Swedish-built ship owned by Atlantic Container Line ACL.

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