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Radioactive equipment reported stolen from Colorado campus

August 27, 2019

DENVER (AP) — Officials say equipment containing radioactive material was stolen from a construction site in the Denver area.

The Denver Post reports the portable moisture-density gauge was reported stolen Monday morning from a work location on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden.

The state Department of Public Health and Environment says the gauge that’s stored in a metal container contains small amounts of radioactive isotopes.

The department says the material is safe when shielded within the gauge, but tampering with it could lead to radiation exposure.

Authorities advise that if people find the gauge, they should leave it alone and report its location to Colorado School of Mines police.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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