|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE
The following was received via email:
"On 4/18/2019, [California Department of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB)] received a notification from [the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services] regarding a stolen moisture density gauge. The gauge involved is a Troxler Model 3430, S/N 31163, containing 9 mCi of cesium-137 and 44 mCi of americium-241. The gauge was stolen from an authorized user's truck parked near his residence at 1830 PDT on 4/17/2019. At the time of the incident, the device was secured in a Type A package, chained to the bed of the truck. On 4/18/2019, around 1000 PDT, the user discovered that the gauge was stolen from his vehicle. Immediately after the incident a report was filed with the Sacramento County Sherriff Office. RHB will be following up on this investigation."
CA 5010 Number: 041819
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