| AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN NUCLEAR DENSITY GAUGE |
The following report was received from the State of California via email:
"The RSO [Radiation Safety Officer] of Geolabs reported to the RHB [Radiation Health Branch] that his gauge technician had reported a CPN MC-3 (serial number M37067701) was stolen. The CPN gauge contains 10 milliCuries of Cs-137 and 50 milliCuries of Americium-241, and was inside its Type A transportation container. The technician was transporting the CPN gauge to a temporary job site. The RSO will be contacting the Ventura County Sheriff's Dept. to report the theft and take a statement from the technician. This is an ongoing investigation."
California 5010 number: 043019
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