The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) issued a Press Release in late April regarding a Nuclear Gauge that went missing/stolen from a construction site. To date, the potentially harmful and deadly item has not been recovered.
The SLBS continues to seek the assistance of the general public for any information that can lead to the recovery of the radioactive source.
See Press Release below:
Press Release | 22nd April 2022 – SLBS ISSUES RADIATION WARNING DUE TO A MISSING/STOLEN NUCLEAR GAUGE
The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards wishes to inform the public that we were officially notified of the unauthorized removal of a bright yellow Humboldt nuclear gauge from a construction site along the Postlewaite Road Union, Castries.
The Nuclear gauge is similar to the one shown in the pictures below and bears the following information: Model 5001 EZ121 Compact Control Gauge, Serial: 9892
The public is advised that this equipment contains two (2) radioactive sources which are toxic and can result in fatality due to prolonged exposure.
If a member of the public comes across the device or has any information that may lead to its recovery, they are advised NOT to interfere with it, maintain a safe distance and to immediately contact the Director, Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards at 7165748 or email@example.com