Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
The stolen device. (Goodyear Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX -- Police in the West Valley said someone has made off with a piece of equipment that contains radioactive material.

The early Monday-morning theft was of a nuclear density gauge from a pick-up truck parked in Goodyear. The gauge holds a small amount of radioactive ingredients and only poses a health risk if tampered with and there is long-term exposure.

"If the person had direct, prolonged contact with it, it could potentially cause some health risks," said Lisa Kutis with the Goodyear Police Department.

The gauge, used in construction, was taken near Van Buren Street and North Lichtfield Road. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America medical center is in the area.

KTAR's Martha Maurer contributed to this story.,

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.