|LOST AND FOUND DENSITY GAUGE
On 3/26/2020, at 0730 CDT, a CPN density gauge (Model CPN Corp MC1-DR, S/N 60103007; 10 milliCuries of Cesium-137 and 50 mCi of Americium-241 source) was reported stolen out of a technician's vehicle and was recovered. The licensee notified the Indianapolis Police Department and the density gauge was recovered when a bystander found the case abandoned on the street. The licensee inspected and surveyed the properly secured density gauge and observed no damage or leakage. The licensee states there was no radiological impact to the public.
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