Tool with radioactive material stolen

BALTIMORE - Maryland Department of the Environment officials are looking for a tool with some radioactive material that was reported stolen in Baltimore.

MDE said in a release the tool, used to measure the amount of lead in paint, was reported stolen after 2:30 p.m. on Monday.  It went missing from the 2600 block of East Monument Street after it was used in an inspection.

The tool only has a small amount of radioactive material and MDE said it poses no imminent threat to the public.

A picture of a similar tool is attached to this story.

Anyone with information about where the tool should be is asked to call MDE's Radiological Health Program at 866-633-4686 or Baltimore City Police at 410-396-2433.

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