Loss of an industrial radiography device containing 138 GBq of iridium 192
Wednesday, May 7, 2003
An industrial gamma radiography exposure device containing an iridium-192 radiography source of activity 138 GBq was reportedly stolen from an authorised source storage facility. The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of April 12, 2003. The absence of the device was noticed early in the morning of April 12, 2003 when the radiography personnel reported for work. The drive cable and guide tube of the device had already been removed by the authorized user preparatory to sending the device to Mumbai for recharging it with a fresh source. The source cannot be taken out of the device without the drive cable and guide tube.