SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois emergency agency officials say a radioactive container that went missing last fall hasn't been found and they want the company that lost it to pay $25,500 in penalties.
Authorities started searching for the container in Illinois and Indiana in October after Wayne County Well Surveys Inc. of Fairfield said it couldn't locate the "radioactive well logging source holder."
On Thursday, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said it issued a preliminary order seeking to impose the $25,500 penalty on the southeastern Illinois company. IEMA said it also wants the company to pay nearly $53,000 in costs to search for the device.
Wayne County Well Survey representatives didn't immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment left early Friday.
IEMA has said the container isn't hazardous to anyone who finds it.