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The following is a synopsis of a report received from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (the Agency) via email:
At 1102 [MDT] on June 24, 2019, the Agency received a phone call from an individual who found a yellow box with radiation symbols on the outside of the box. Upon arrival at the individual's home, the Agency saw a yellow Troxler transportation case next to the driveway. The individual stated that the case was found on June 22, 2019.
The Agency inspected the case and measured a contact dose rate of 40 microCuries/hr on the outside with a Bicron dose rate meter. There were no locks on the outside of the case. The Agency then opened the case and found a Troxler Model 3430, Serial Number 64033, containing 8 mCi of Cs-137 and 40 mCi of Am-241/Be. Although the source was in the shielded position, there was no lock to secure the source in the shielded position. The case was not labeled with any name or contact information. The Agency took control of the gauge and brought it back to the office and secured it.
A calibration sheet was found and used to determine the owner of the gauge. It was confirmed that the gauge belonged to Transportation Alliance Engineering. The agency will conduct an inspection.
Utah Event Report ID #: UT190003