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Nuclear gauge missing in Las Vegas recovered

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Metro police said a nuclear gauge very much like the one pictured here fell off a truck near Charleston and Lamb on Tuesday. (Source: LVMPD) Metro police said a nuclear gauge very much like the one pictured here fell off a truck near Charleston and Lamb on Tuesday. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police said Friday a nuclear density gauge that went missing after falling off a truck in northeast Las Vegas was returned to its owner.

On Thursday, Las Vegas Metro police said the device, an orange plastic box measuring 14 inches by 9 inches, first went missing on Tuesday.

The gauge was labeled "radioactive" and was marked with a radiation symbol.

Police said the gauge contained radioactive sources and is used to measure the density and moisture content of soil and construction materials.

Police said that when used properly the gauge poses little risk to the user and does not present a widespread public safety hazard. However, if the device is tampered with or damaged, it presents a risk of radiation exposure to the person handling it.

The device's owner, Geo Tek Inc., was offering a reward for its return.

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