Tuesday, July 28, 2015
1012 C Street Floresville, TX 78114 Phone: 830-216-4519 Fax: 830-393-3219
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 2,747 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 Offers $5,000 Reward for Most Wanted Fugitive from Seguin (July 28, 2015)
Poth police hunt for alleged prowler (July 24, 2015)
STPR Association welcomes Trump in South Texas (July 23, 2015)
UPDATE: Officials confirm ID of driver killed in U.S. 181 crash (July 15, 2015)
La Vernia city secretary loses job (July 12, 2015)
Cornyn has 'grave concerns' about Iran deal (July 7, 2015)
Fairview Road to be closed July 7 (July 6, 2015)
San Antonio Missions receive World recognition (July 5, 2015)
Rush-hour wreck slows U.S. 87 traffic near La Vernia (July 2, 2015)