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For Immediate Release

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Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Virginia Man Convicted of Unlawful Transfer of Radioactive Material in Calvert County

BALTIMORE, MD ( October 6, 2010) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Jack H. Poore, Jr., 50, of 367 Taylor Ridge Way in Palmyra, Virginia, was convicted in the Circuit Court for Calvert County of the misdemeanor violation of illegally transferring radioactive material without a radioactive material license. Judge Graydon S. McKee sentenced Poore to one year incarceration with all but 62 days suspended, a $1,000 fine with $500 suspended, and restitution in the amount of $2,000. Judge McKee also placed Poore on three years supervised probation.

The investigation revealed that in June 2008, Poore sold a lead paint analyzer to One Source Environmental, LLC for $2,000. The analyzer contains Cobalt-57 which requires a radioactive material license from the Maryland Department of the Environment. After the sale, One Source discovered that in 2006 ALC Environmental, Inc. had reported the theft of the analyzer to the Philadelphia Police. Poore was a former employee of ALC Environmental.

The conviction follows an investigation conducted by the Environmental Crimes Unit of the Office of the Attorney General with the assistance of The Maryland Department of the Environment, Air and Radiation Management Administration, Radiological Health Program.

   

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