June 10, 2016 – nrc.gov = The following report was received from the State of Florida Bureau of Radiation Control via email:
“A Troxler nuclear density gauge model 3440, device serial number 24596, was checked out from [the licensee’s] office on Saturday afternoon, May 28th, to take it for repairs. The locked vehicle containing the gauge was parked in a secured parking garage. The vehicle was stolen at 0708 [EDT] according to surveillance video.
The vehicle was discovered missing at approximately 1100 [EDT]. [The] City of Miami Police were called immediately.
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“Case #160529-161287 filed by [Miami Police].”
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