Radioactive Device Stolen from Bulgarian Construction Site

Environment | September 4, 2012, Tuesday // 13:09|  views

A potentially dangerous device containing a radioactive chemical has been stolen from a construction site, local police authorities have alarmed.

The device in question is a gamma-defectoscope. The radioactive element it contains has a radioactivity of 10 Curie.

People may be exposed to radiation if the device is damaged.

The device is 25 x 10 cm in size and weighs about 5 kg.

It disappeared on Monday from a construction site used by Sofia's Central Heating Utility.

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