PA state government says radioactive material lost after car gets stolen in Philadelphia

Auto thefts have risen over 400% in two years

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection [PED] is asking for help from the public to recover a device containing eight millicuries of Cesium-137 and forty millicuries of Americium-241.

Radioactive testing equipment, legally owned and operated by KAKS and Company, was secured inside a car that was stolen in Philadelphia. The car was quickly recovered, but a Troxler Model 3440 was missing. The Cesium-137 and Americium-241 are sealed inside the device.

In 2020, Philadelphia announced a “delaying arrest” policy for non-violent auto theft. The policy caused an instantaneous explosion of car theft because the thieves knew there would be minor, if any, consequences. Car thefts in Philadelphia went from 1,900 in 2019 to 8,500 in 2021. Thugs will often steal an entire car to drive a few miles. Then they abandon the vehicle. The Philadelphia police don’t even send out officers when your car is stolen. A police clerk takes a report over the phone.

Pennsylvania is exploding into a cesspool of crime because the District Attorney’s office and many city leaders have a stated policy of reducing the number of Black males in custody. The city is now experiencing its highest murder rate in history, and open drug use is generating worldwide shock on YouTube.

From DEP…

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requesting assistance in the search for a missing portable nuclear gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material that belongs to KAKS and Company LLC of Harleysville, PA.
An image of the gauge is included at the end of this press release. Anyone who finds the gauge should not handle it directly, but rather maintain distance, limit time of proximity, and immediately contact local authorities or the DEP’s Southeast Regional Office at 484-250-5900. A trained individual will recover the gauge.
“It is critical for anyone who has information about the lost nuclear gauge to contact local authorities or DEP,” DEP Bureau of Radiation Protection Director David Allard said. “As long as the device is not tampered with or damaged, it presents no hazard to public safety.”
The gauge had been secured in a vehicle stolen in Philadelphia. When the vehicle was recovered, the gauge was no longer inside and may have been discarded. If the gauge is badly damaged or was struck by a vehicle, there is potential for damage to the radioactive source and spread of contamination.

Car thefts in Philadelphia went from 1,900 in 2019 to 8,500 in 2021. The local ABC station ran this report falsely blaming “Covid-19” and “rising car prices.”

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