[ RadSafe ] Orphan Radium Source

alstonchris at netscape.net alstonchris at netscape.net
Mon Feb 11 13:55:29 CST 2008

 Have they tried talking to the Global Calibration Lab/Fluke Biomedical?



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From: Robert D Gallagher 


Sent: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 11:45 am

Subject: [ RadSafe ] Orphan Radium Source

    The source shown in the attached picture was found in a private home in  Pennsylvania. EPA is attempting to obatin any information they can  concerning the source. It is identified as being manufactured by Victoreen.  It is a model 5405 S/N 123. It is also marked on top as R34.    The NRC registry does not show the source. It is believed that this source  was manufactured late 50's to early 60's.    The activity is not known but the nuclide is supposed to be Ra-226.    If anyone has seen this type of device before, any input will be  appreciated.    Bob Gallagher  NSSI  713 641-0391 


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