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Officials looking for stolen radioactive device, $5K reward offered


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.


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July 21, 2011, 12:34pm
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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.
 

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humby  
stockdale  
July 26, 2011 8:25am
 
i understand the safety procedures put in place to make sure these are not just grabbed out of a truck. I however would love to know if in fact all of these locks were in place when it was taken. I would guess they were not, ... More ›

 
radiographer  
WI  
July 25, 2011 9:31pm
 
hello humby, first off, I work for Acuren but not the location this device is from. I work with these devices on a daily basis. These devices are actually very common. They are the main tool for inspection of pipelines throughout ... More ›

 
humby  
stockdale  
July 21, 2011 3:47pm
 
good thing to leave in the back of a truck

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