Reward offered for missing radioactive gauge; Troxler model 3430 density gauge lost in Jefferson Co.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. - A reward is being offered for a radioactive gauge that disappeared on April 11.

The gauge tests moisture density at construction sites.

It was lost somewhere between the intersection of Shaffer Parkway and Shaffer Place and the intersection of West Ken Caryl Avenue and South Continental Divide Road in Jefferson County, according to the Colorado Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division.

The device, a Troxler model 3430 density gauge, serial number 36856, has two radioactive sources, according to officials.

"The gauge presents a potential health risk if handled improperly," officials said in a statement sent to 7NEWS.

The gauge is a yellow metal box featuring a long, rod-shaped handle with a grip.

There's a radioactive warning label on the handle and the case.

If you find the device, call A.G. Wassenaar Inc., of Denver, at 303-210-2297.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to its return.

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