APRIL 27, 2006 - Posted at 3:38 p.m. CST
JONESBORO, AR - A radioactive guage used to measure soil density disappeared from a job site in Jonesboro. State officials say anyone finding the guage should call authorities immediately.
The guage may pose a health risk if handled or carried for an extended period.
The Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services says the guage is a Troxler Electronic Laboratory Model 3440. The guage has a serial number of 36212. The agency says the guage contains Cesium-137 and Americium-2411. The guage is in a yellow plastic transport case and weighs about 90 pounds, officials said.
Anyone finding the guage is asked to call 800-633-1735.