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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Missing Nuclear Gauge Near Pittsburgh

Police in Pittsburgh are looking for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material.

As long as the device is not tampered with or damaged, it presents no hazard to public safety, according to the DEP’s David Allard. But he says that’s why it’s critical for anyone who has information about the lost nuclear gauge to contact DEP or police immediately.

The gauge belongs to Solar Testing of Pennsylvania. It was last used Friday in the Mount Lebanon area. DEP investigators are inspecting the facility where it is usually stored and interviewing management and employees.

DEP is warning anyone who finds the gauge to leave it alone, and a trained person will be sent to recover it.

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