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MADRID (AFP) - Spain's nuclear safety agency issued an alert Monday after a case of equipment containing low-level radioactive material was stolen from a road works site, the second such incident this year.
The case was part of a kit for geologists to measure the density and humidity of the soil and it contains two sources of low-level radioactivity, the Nuclear Safety Council (CNS) said in a statement.
It was taken from a site in the town of Vilanova del Valles near the northeastern port city of Barcelona, it added.
The stolen equipment does not pose radiological risks as long as it is kept intact and closed since the radioactive sources are found inside, protected and encapsulated
Originally posted by RedGolem
In the wrong hands this could be dangerous. Even low level radioactive materiel could be used in a weapon.
It also said this is the second time it has happened. I wonder if they ever found the first case?
In April a similar case was stolen from a vehicle in an industrial zone in the town of Mostoles near Madrid. It was found intact several days later outside a school.