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NC health officials issue alert after radioactive material stolen in Durham

May 7, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A measuring tool that contains radioactive material was stolen from a facility in Durham, state health officials announced Thursday.

— A measuring tool that contains radioactive material was stolen from a facility in Durham, state health officials announced Thursday. The device, if handled inappropriately, can pose a potential health and safety risk. The gauge, which uses radioactive materials to test conditions of materials during construction, was discovered missing Thursday. [ALSO READ: Radioactive uranium, rattlesnake, open bottle Kentucky whiskey found in stolen vehicle]The theft was reported to the North Carolina Radiation Protection Section and local law enforcement. The gauge was in a container when it vanished. Markings on it are clear that it holds radioactive material. The container can be identified by its yellow plastic case with the following labels:Radiation tri-foil (Radioactive – 7)USA DOT 7AType A Radioactive MaterialCargo Aircraft OnlyThe gauge has a stainless-steel handle protruding from its top with a radiation symbol on it.

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