May 19, 2017 5:47 pm

Potentially harmful nuclear gauge missing in Toronto area, police say

Police are searching for a nuclear gauge that went missing in the Toronto area.

Handout / Toronto Police Service

TORONTO – Police say a potentially dangerous nuclear gauge has gone missing in the Toronto area.

They say the guage, which contains sealed radioactive material and is used to measure soil thickness and moisture content, was lost between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say it was last seen in a pickup truck in west-end Toronto.

They say it was noticed missing after the truck made numerous stops in Toronto and Brampton.

Toronto police say prolonged exposure to the gauge could be harmful.

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