The London Police Service issued a public safety warning after an item containing radioactive material was stolen from a vehicle earlier this month.
Police say a citizen contacted them on October 19 to report that the items were stolen from his vehicle on Dundas Street, between Adelaide and Lyle streets, overnight.
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Among the items stolen was a Troxler 3430, a moisture density meter.
Police say the service was contacted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission on Tuesday and that officials warned police that the device contains radioactive material, although “it is considered low risk and unlikely to be dangerous.”
According to the police, the commission added that “although it is highly unlikely that someone will be permanently injured by the amount of radioactive material contained in the stolen property, the unshielded radioactive material could temporarily injure someone who handles it or is in contact with it. , or that he is close to him for several weeks. “
If anyone has information about the theft, or if they locate the device, the police ask them to contact the service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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