United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Event Notification Report for January 9, 2012

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center

Event Reports For
01/06/2012 - 01/09/2012

** EVENT NUMBERS **


47568

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Agreement State Event Number: 47568
Rep Org: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Licensee: COILPLUS TEXAS, INC.
Region: 4
City: SAN ANTONIO State: TX
County:
License #: 02242
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: KAREN BLANCHARD
HQ OPS Officer: DONALD NORWOOD
Notification Date: 01/04/2012
Notification Time: 16:24 [ET]
Event Date: 01/04/2012
Event Time: [CST]
Last Update Date: 01/04/2012
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
MICHAEL VASQUEZ (R4DO)
CHRISTEPHER MCKENNEY (FSME)

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - GAUGE SHUTTER FAILED IN CLOSED POSITION

The following information was received via facsimile:

"On January 4, 2012, the licensee reported to the Agency [Texas Department of State Health Services, Inspection Unit, Radiation Branch] that it had had a gauge shutter fail in the closed position during a routine shutter test on an Xact Ray, Model 5310, which houses a 1,000 millicurie Americium-241 source. The gauge is on a machine that is not in service and the shutter is kept closed. When the licensee attempted to open the shutter for the routine check, it would not open. More information will be provide as it is obtained."

Texas Incident #: I-8915

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