The stolen nuclear gauge has been recovered.
The Calgary Police Service had warned alleged thieves that they may have unwittingly put themselves at risk of nuclear radiation after a nuclear gauge was stolen from a vehicle parked in the community of Woodbine, along with other tools, sometime between 6 pm on Tuesday, April 28 and 7:50 am the next morning.
A total of $23,000 worth of tools were stolen, but CPS had warned about one in particular, a Trozler 3430 model nuclear gauge, which police say contains a small amount of radioactive material.
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It is used in construction to perform measurements and tests of materials, and exposure to the gauge may cause effects after 24 hours if it is not stored properly.
A Thursday update from CPS states that the gauge was recovered thanks to a tip from the public, and was found at around 5:30 that same day.
The Calgary Fire Department Hazardous Materials team was on scene to ensure that the gauge was not damaged.