Missing Gauge With Radioactive Material Found

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A missing nuclear gauge that fell off a truck has been recovered.

According to officials, a portable gauge fell off the back of a truck on May 3 on Interstate 81 between mile markers 17 and 24 on the Pennsylvania and West Virginia border.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are looking into this but say the gauge was found in Maryland.

It had not been tampered with, and no radioactive materials were released.

The DEP said the gauge is bright yellow and about the size of a shoe box.

The gauge is typically used in road construction and the NRC said it’s critical that anybody with information contact the DEP or the NRC.

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