|AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - STOLEN MOISTURE DENSITY GAUGE
The following information was received from the state of Kentucky via email:
"The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) of the Kentucky Radioactive Materials Licensee Geotechnology Inc. (RML #201-189-51), reported the theft of a single CPN MC-1 Elite Series Moisture Density gauge (Serial No: 31113 with sealed source models HEG137, 10 mCi Cs-137, sealed source serial number Q785, and AM1.NO2, 50 mCi AM-241:Be, sealed source serial Number K039/18) from an authorized users vehicle while parked overnight at the user's residence located in Lexington KY. The gauge was secured by 2 chains within the cab of the vehicle, but was stolen from the vehicle along with several other items. No forced entry into the vehicle was noted, but one of the two chains securing the gauge was cut and the second chain was removed by breaking the top handle of the gauge transportation case. A report was made to the Lexington Police Department which is investigating the theft (Case No. 2020145606). The Kentucky Radiation Health Branch, will follow up with an interview with the RSO and authorized user.
"Reporting Criteria In 10 CFR 20.2201(a)(1)(i)"
Kentucky Incident No.: 201-189-51
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