Officials looking for stolen radioactive device, $5K reward offered
The Texas Department of State Health Services is looking for a radiography camera similar to this one, which contains potentially dangerous radioactive material. The device was stolen Tuesday in Austin.
ContributedJuly 21, 2011, 12:34pm 3,024 views 3 comments
The Texas Department of State Health Services is looking for a device containing a potentially dangerous radioactive material that was stolen early Tuesday morning from a vehicle parked outside the Red Roof Inn Hotel in Austin.
The radiography camera, used to X-ray pipelines, contains a small radioactive capsule encased in a yellow colored protective shielding. The device is marked with radiation hazard symbols. A person handling the camera could be at risk of radiation exposure if the shielding is damaged or if the capsule is exposed. The camera weighs approximately 50 pounds and is about the size of a shoebox.
DSHS officials said that anyone finding the device should not approach it. Anyone who has information about the camera should call the local police or sheriff’s department or DSHS at (512) 458-7460.
The theft occurred at the Red Roof Inn Hotel at 4701 South Interstate 35, Austin.
The truck is owned by Acuren Inspection, Inc. The company is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the device.
Your Opinions and Comments
Share your comment or opinion on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
Breaking News Archives
DPS Seeks Leads in 1991 Murder of Harris County Deputy (September 30, 2016)
Peanut Festival Representative entries deadline extended (September 29, 2016)
Flood warning continues for San Antonio River near Floresville (September 28, 2016)
Floresville police want to ID Walmart shoplifter (September 27, 2016)
Rain totals for the week (September 27, 2016)
Video shows apparent theft of trailer, ATV in Floresville (September 27, 2016)
Flood warning issued in Bexar, Wilson counties (September 26, 2016)
Police seek leads in Floresville trailer, ATV theft (September 26, 2016)
Help SAPD find suspects in aggravated robbery (September 21, 2016)
Smith Gas celebrates 88 years in business (September 20, 2016)
San Antonio alert: Missing person (September 15, 2016)
TXDOT offers free child car seat inspections to save young lives (September 15, 2016)
Update: Car passes stopped school bus, injures Floresville student (September 14, 2016)
Remembering 9-11 (September 11, 2016)
Rain totals for the week (September 6, 2016)
Two 18-wheelers collide near Stockdale, cause highway closure (September 6, 2016)
Former Floresville Mayor Diana Garza passes away (September 3, 2016)
FC homecoming postponed (September 2, 2016)
Play it Safe on the Water over Labor Day Weekend (September 2, 2016)