Grand Prairie Police Looking For Stolen Nuclear Gauge

GRAND PRAIRIE (AP) – Grand Prairie police are asking the public for help in finding a nuclear density device that was stolen out of the back of a pickup.

Police say the device that uses gamma radiation to check the density of a foundation before a structure is built was stolen Tuesday from the Dallas suburb.

Police say the small gamma source in the device is enclosed in a solid lead box to shield any radiation. They say that box is “virtually indestructible,” but even if it was compromised, the radiation area would only cover 10 feet to 20 feet from the gamma source.

The bright yellow device is stored in a bright yellow container with a radiation sticker on it.

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  1. Darla Park says:

    You would think that a piece of equipment that important and valuable would of been taken care of better. Don’t act surprised it was stolen, theft if up tremendously anyways. Sorry the device is gone but somebody needs to be more responsible with Grand Prairies tax dollars………………….

  2. Justin says:

    LOL I can see why they wouldn’t keep it in the front of the truck. I wouldn’t. Hehe.

  3. Estela says:

    Well who ever was taken care of the the piece was a very unresponsable person, living a tremendous dangerous piece it on the back of a truck where every body can see it .

  4. Angela says:

    Well whoever stole it is either in for a surprise or they will ditch it somewhere and it’ll create a mess for us to clean up. Or they knew what they were doing.

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