| LOST OR STOLEN LEAD PAINT ANALYZER |
Environmental Testing and Consulting (ETC) is reporting a lost/stolen lead paint analyzer. The device was last seen approximately two weeks ago by the user in the trunk of his/her car. The lost device was having software issues and a backup device was used in its place. ETC has 14 other similar devices that have all been accounted for. No tampering or evidence of theft was observed by the licensee. ETC notified the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the manufacturer (Heuresis) of the device regarding the event.
Activity: Co-57 sealed source, 5mCi (185 MBq)
Serial Number: 1166
Device: Heuresis Pb200i Lead Paint Analyzer
THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL
Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks. For additional information go to http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1227_web.pdf