Recognize this object?
Apparently it’s a RoadReader Nuclear Density Gauge. It contains radioactive elements (Americium 241 Beryllium and Cesium 137), and is used in road construction to measure the density and compactness of soil. Last weekend, Regina City Police report, one was stolen from a construction site two kilometres west of Regina.
As long as the instrument remains intact, the police bulletin adds, no danger is posed to the public. But should the unit be tampered with we are all doomed to produce mutant off-spring and die horrible deaths from radiation poisoning.
Okay, I’m exaggerating. But police are advising anyone with involvement in the B & E to not tinker with the gauge and to return it at their earliest possible convenience — anonymously, if need be.
If anyone has info about this incident, they are asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.