Device Containing Cd-109 Stolen in France


On 8 September 2011, a technician discovered that an XLP-300 X-Ray fluorescence analyzer containing a Cd-109 source with an activity level of 1.48GBq had been stolen from his vehicle in St. Denis, France. The device was stolen together with other equipment located in the vehicle.

Abstract Number: 20110370
Headline: Device Containing Cd-109 Stolen in France
Date: 8 September 2011
Bibliography: "Déclaration de vol – détecteur de plomb [Theft report- sensor lead]," Avis d'incident, L'Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN), 14 September 2011,
Material: Cd-109

April 25, 2012

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