—–Original Message—–
From: Gillam, Lindsay [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, 10 January 2007 9:52 AM
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Good morning all

I’m seeking your assistance in locating a “Protective Transport Canister” (PTC) as it is known, which has gone missing en route from Perth to Dampier. The canister contains a radioactive substance commonly used to search for minerals and gas and may pose a potential health risk if tampered with. An image of the PTC is attached, with the actual size a little larger than a 9kg domestic gas cylinder.

There is a possibility, albeit remote, that the PTC has been located and taken to a scrap metal dealer for financial reward. I would appreciate your assistance in ruling this option out. You can assist greatly by contacting any scrap metal dealer/s in your Local Government district, inquiring if any person has contacted the dealer – since 18 November 2006 – with a canister similar in appearance to the PTC. It may also be useful to show the image to your rubbish tip/site operators or contractors.

Although your Local Government may not be on the direct Perth/Dampier route, the PTC may have been presented to any dealer, in any locality. As the trucking company involved deliver to a number of sites other than just mining companies, there may also be value in country EHOs (especially) establishing an overall watching brief for the canister during daily activities.
Lindsay Gillam

Peter Fray

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