BREWER, Maine (AP) — The owner of a military supply company in Maine says he’s been inundated with orders from people in California buying gas masks and chemical suits.
Maine Military Supply owner Frank Spizuoco says hundreds of gas masks are going out the door. He says people are also ordering related gear, including chemical suits, jackets, gloves, pants and boots.READ MORE: Homeless Man Charged With Hate Crime, Yelling Racial Slurs While Attacking Korean Woman In Santa Monica For Her Purse
He says the spike in sales started over the weekend. Officials in Japan are struggling to contain a nuclear power plant damaged by last week’s earthquake and tsunami.READ MORE: Ed Buck Found Guilty In West Hollywood Overdose Deaths
Spizuoco says people are afraid of radiation from the damaged Japanese nuclear plant making its way to the United States.
He tells the Bangor Daily News it reminds him of the frenzy after 9/11. He calls it “pretty crazy.”MORE NEWS: Oscar Palazuelos Wanted In Murder Of Army Veteran Ismael Zabala
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