UPDATE: Radiographic Camera Located Intact in Gillespie County

News Release
May 31, 2020


The company that reported a missing radiographic camera has located the device intact. Shawcor reported the camera missing Friday after a truck was swept away by floodwaters from the Pedernales River. The camera, a piece of industrial equipment that contains a sealed capsule of radioactive material, was located just east of North River Road near Stonewall. The camera was whole and contained in its protective steel overpack box with no release of radiation.

The Texas Department of State Health Services, which licenses radioactive materials and equipment, is investigating the incident to determine whether there were violations of state laws or rules and will take appropriate enforcement action.

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(News Media Contact: Chris Van Deusen , DSHS Director of Media Relations, 512-776-7119) 

Last updated June 1, 2020