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"Dirty Bomb" Nuclear Fuel Vanishes From Temple Hills Company

Nuclear material that could be used to detonate a nuclear “dirty bomb” was stolen from a company in Temple Hills, but even under new post-September 11th security regulations, the company was not required to notify federal authorities of the missing material. The device, a Troxler Moisture Density Gauge made by Professional Inspection and Testing Services, is used to measure the density of soil or concrete at construction sites, and contains uranium used to provide accurate readings. The gauge was found, in tact, in Hyattsville last Thursday but Prince George’s County Police are still searching for the employee. The company referred all inquiries to the police who say they are treating the April 9th incident as a theft because they were unaware of any hazardous material contained in the gauge. Full Story

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